Tag Archives : roads


Severe weather warning

Council crews are on standby to deal with any issues related to the heavy rain and gales hitting Plymouth this afternoon. The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning which is currently in place until midnight. People are advised to take care and not put themselves in danger around the waterfront. Known flooding hotspots […]


Plymouth geared up to keep roads moving this winter

Gritters will be out on Plymouth’s primary and secondary routes this evening, with road surface temperatures forecast to fall below freezing. Crews from the Council and SWH Group are geared up to keep the city’s roads moving in winter, monitoring the weather closely via a dedicated forecast station and two sensor stations, to ensure roads […]


Update on Highways England safety barrier works around Leigham roundabout

Highways England works to replace safety barriers on and around the Leigham roundabout will now continue until Monday 5 November. The barrier upgrade was due to finish by 6am this coming Monday but we have now been advised it is a week behind schedule. The following traffic management arrangements are in place between now and […]


Trial 30mph limit for Tavistock Road

We will be trialling a reduced speed limit of 30mph along the A386 Tavistock Road between the Manadon flyover (Outland Road) and Runway Road (north of Derriford roundabout) from Wednesday 17 October. An Experimental Traffic Regulation Order is being introduced as part of the Derriford Transport Scheme and will be valid for 18 months, with […]


Safety barrier upgrade around A38/Leigham roundabout

Work to replace safety barriers on and around the Leigham roundabout will continue until Monday 29 October. The barrier upgrade, being carried out by Highways England and the Council, sees some lane and road closures on the roundabout as well as the slip roads to and from the westbound side of the A38. Crews are […]


Speed limit signs on Manadon flyover and Tavistock Road

Some people have contacted us about 30mph signs that were recently put up on parts of Tavistock Road. We are intending to trial a reduced speed limit of 30mph between the Manadon flyover and Budshead Road and on the stretch between Powisland Drive and Runway Road but our contractor put up the signs too early, in […]


Plymouth Live story on city congestion

Plymouth Live are reporting today that ‘Plymouth drivers spend more time in traffic than most of the UK’. It is not helpful to compare delay times in cities against a national average that includes quiet rural roads. If you look at the data for the rest of England the average delay in Plymouth is much […]


Overnight closures around viaduct

There will be some overnight closures on Exeter Street and the viaduct next month while excavation work continues around the British Land leisure complex. To help minimise disruption these closures will only be in place from midnight until 5am. Bus lane restrictions will also be suspended on the inbound side of Exeter Street between Bretonside […]


Next phase of resurfacing to get underway

Fifteen more Plymouth roads will get a new lease of life over the next two months as our next phase of resurfacing gets underway. The works, which begin on Monday 10 September, will take place along stretches where the overall road surface is nearing the end of its life. They are being carried out by our […]


Traffic restrictions for Plymouth Pride

Some traffic restrictions will be in place for the Plymouth Pride parade on Saturday. The parade will leave North Cross at midday and make its way through the city centre to the festival on the Hoe. To ensure the safety of everyone taking part, as well as other road users, Royal Parade will also be […]


Green light for Forder Valley Link Road

Plans for a brand new link road connecting William Prance Road in Derriford with the junction of Forder Valley Road and Novorossiysk Road have been granted planning permission. The multi-million pound scheme will create an additional route from the east of the city to the north, avoiding the often heavily congested Manadon Roundabout and A386 […]


Lane adjustments to improve traffic flow on Derriford Roundabout

We will be adjusting some of the lane designations on Derriford Roundabout overnight on Thursday 19 July, following initial monitoring of the new layout and feedback from drivers.  Some drivers have told us the lane designations could be clearer between Derriford Road and Looseleigh Lane and this is supported by observations from the scheme’s contractor. […]


New gradings for Plymouth’s roads

More than 100 roads in Plymouth are to be given a higher classification following a comprehensive review of the city’s network. The review has shown a number of the city’s roads are ‘under-graded’ when assessed against national guidelines and that Plymouth has fewer A and B roads compared with similar cities and the national average. […]


Work set to start on Sendalls Way junction upgrade

Work to upgrade the traffic signals and pedestrian crossing at the junction of Sendalls Way and Tavistock Road is getting underway today (Monday 11 June). The work, which will take around six and a half weeks to complete, will see the ageing signals upgraded with more modern and efficient technology that will better link to signals on […]


Traffic on Royal Parade could be slower next week

Traffic on Royal Parade is likely to be slow moving for a few days next week to enable a trial to be carried out on Bretonside viaduct. From 21 May until 25 May, a short section of the outbound lane and bus lane near the former post office from St Andrew’s Cross towards Charles Cross […]


Derriford Transport Scheme update

Carriageway works for the Derriford Transport Scheme are substantially complete and traffic restrictions were lifted overnight on Thursday 29 March as planned. As explained previously, there is still some footway surfacing to be carried out but this will only require short sections of the bus lane to be closed outside peak hours. Crews also need […]


Derriford Transport Scheme nears completion

Major improvement works on the A386 Tavistock Road and William Prance Road are nearing completion, with remaining traffic restrictions due to be lifted by Friday 30 March as planned. The Derriford Transport Scheme will help reduce congestion along this key route and provide better public transport, walking and cycling links – improving journey times for […]

Representatives of the Council, Aecom and contractor Amey at Derriford

Proposals to free-up road space for parking

More than 250 extra parking spaces are being proposed on roads across Plymouth following an 18-month review of the city’s traffic restrictions.  The review has been carried out to identify locations where restrictions can be safely removed to free-up road space and create more parking for residents, businesses and visitors. Councillor Steve Ricketts, Cabinet Member […]


Share your views on proposals for Charlton Road junction

Drivers, residents and businesses are being asked to comment on new safety improvement proposals for the junction of Tavistock Road and Charlton Road. The junction is a known accident hotspot and there have been ongoing concerns about safety there over a number of years. We consulted with local residents last year on access options after the […]


Plans submitted for Forder Valley Link Road

Plans for a brand new link road connecting William Prance Road in Derriford with the junction of Forder Valley Road and Novorossiysk Road have been submitted. The proposed scheme will create an additional route from the east of the city to the north, avoiding the often heavily congested Manadon Roundabout and A386 Tavistock Road. This […]


Winter weather – the cold hard facts

Over 450 tonnes of salt have been spread on Plymouth’s roads since Wednesday morning. Plymouth City Council’s fleet of gritters covered 3600 kilometres, treating the carriage way ten times, in an operation than ran non-stop until nearly midnight on Friday. Because of the hard work put in by Council staff and by road maintenance contractor […]


Latest information on services during severe weather

Update Thursday 1 March This information will be updated regularly to reflect the latest position. Severe weather is forecast for Thursday afternoon so this information could change.   REFUSE COLLECTIONS Crews are out emptying bins today as usual but some roads, particularly in hilly areas of the city, will be impassable due to ice and […]


Plymouth prepares for cold snap

Plymouth City Council is monitoring the weather situation closely over the next few days and teams are on standby to deal with any potential problems caused by the snow and ice predicted to affect the region. Here is how all of our different departments are preparing. ROADS The Council’s fleet of gritters are pre-treating the […]


Reminder about work on Plymouth Road

Vegetation on Plymouth Road at the Marsh Mills and Larkham Lane junctions will be cleared over the next two weeks as part of advance works for the Eastern Corridor Junction Improvements Programme. The work will start on Monday 19 February but will take place between 9.30am and 3.30pm to avoid the busiest traffic times. Investigative […]


William Prance Road to re-open

William Prance Road will have one lane open in both directions from Wednesday 14 February, improving access for local residents and businesses. While works will continue in this area until the end of March, drivers will be able to turn right into William Prance Road from Tavistock Road and continue eastbound all the way to […]


Map showing removal of traffic restrictions for Derriford Transport Scheme

Derriford traffic restrictions to be lifted early

A number of the traffic restrictions in place for the Derriford Transport Scheme are expected to be lifted before the end of the programme, bringing welcome relief to motorists. We have been working with our contractor Amey to free up as much road space as possible, as early as possible, ahead of the scheme’s completion. Councillor […]


Changes to overnight works around Derriford Roundabout

Some changes have been made to the overnight road reconstruction works taking place around Derriford Roundabout. Phase two, which was due begin from Monday 11 December, started early and is now complete. Phase three, originally scheduled for mid-December, is already under way and due to finish this week (weather permitting). This involves the temporary closure […]


Forder Valley Link Road ground investigations

We would like to make it clear that work is not starting on the new Forder Valley Link Road scheme today, as has been reported by some media. The scheme design is yet to be finalised and the final business case is still to be submitted. Specialist contractors are digging trial pits and boreholes from this […]


Ground investigations for Forder Valley Link Road

Specialist contractors will be carrying out ground investigations for the new Forder Valley Link Road from Monday. Trial pits and boreholes are being dug along the proposed route of the new link road and at the Forder Valley Road/Novorossiysk Road junction to confirm the ground conditions and help further guide the next stage of detailed […]


Derriford roadworks restrictions temporarily lifted for Christmas

We’re temporarily lifting some of the roadworks restrictions in Derriford to help keep traffic moving during the busy Christmas period. The contraflow between Derriford Roundabout and Honeyford Close will be removed overnight tonight as the newly rebuilt northbound lane re-opens to traffic. The two southbound lanes will also be re-opened from Plymbridge Lane to the roundabout, […]