Tag Archives : roads

Be Safe, Be Seen on Plymouth’s roads this winter

We’re teaming up with Radio Plymouth again for this year’s Be Safe, Be Seen road safety campaign. The annual campaign reminds pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists – especially children and young people on their school journeys – to make sure they can be seen during the winter months With the clocks going back on Sunday 25 October, […]

Plymouth roads win national award in public satisfaction survey

We’ve won a national award for improving public satisfaction with the condition of our roads. The city has received the Outstanding Performance Award for its improvement in this year’s National Highways and Transport (NHT) Survey, which measures public satisfaction with a range of highways and transport services across the UK. It is widely regarded as the most […]

Travel survey disruption over

Travel surveys planned for this week will be carried out by post – meaning no more disruption for Plymouth motorists. The Council has to gather up-to-date information about people’s travel movements to get Government funding for the major transport improvements the city needs and ensure schemes meet future demand. Because of the amount of good […]

Travel surveys to be carried out in Plymouth

Surveys to collect important travel data will be carried out on some of Plymouth’s key routes over the next two weeks. The surveys will be used to gather up-to-date information on journeys made in the city, which is critical for funding submissions for major transport improvement schemes such as the Forder Valley Link Road. They […]

New Marjon Link Road now open

A new link road for buses between the University of St Mark & St John (Marjon) and Derriford Hospital has been officially opened today. The road between Plymbridge Lane and Derriford Road has been widened to provide a new two-way link for buses, which allows them to access the university, Nuffield Health and Derriford Hospital […]

Buses travelling up new Marjon Link Road

New pedestrian safety improvements for Octagon roundabout and Millbay

Work to install new pedestrian safety measures at the Octagon roundabout and around the new Plymouth School of Creative Arts will get under way on Monday 24 August. The scheme is being funded by developer contributions as one of the planning conditions for the school and will help to improve access and safety for pedestrians […]

Extensive footway resurfacing programme to get under way

An extensive footway resurfacing programme is due to get under way in Plymouth on Monday 10 August. Around 60,000 square metres of ‘slurry seal’ will be laid in 61 locations across the city, on footways that are showing the first signs of deterioration. Slurry sealing is used as a preventative measure; as well as filling […]

Plymouth winning its fight against potholes

We are winning our fight against potholes thanks to major investment in the city’s road network, along with a proactive repair programme and innovative machinery. Between January and June 2014, our highways contractor Amey received 4,299 reports or complaints about potholes, compared to just 867 for the same period this year – a drop of 80 […]

Extensive resurfacing programme to get under way in June

A major resurfacing programme that will repair some of Plymouth’s key arterial routes will be carried out this summer. The 18-week programme, which gets under way on Wednesday 3 June, will focus on areas of the strategic road network that are in most need of repair and see 20 of the city’s main roads and […]

Upgrade for safety fencing on North Cross roundabout

Work to upgrade the safety fencing on North Cross roundabout will get under way on Monday 1 June. The corrugated beams and posts on the outside of the roundabout need to be replaced and a new section of safety fencing will be installed between the North Road East and Cobourg Street junctions. Traffic signal poles […]

Resurfacing planned for another 29 Plymouth roads

Another 29 Plymouth roads are set to get a new lease of life over the next nine weeks as we continue our resurfacing programme for 2015. The resurfacing works, which get under way on Monday 13 April, will take place on roads where multiple potholes have developed and are causing widespread damage. They are being […]

Preventative micro-asphalting for more Plymouth roads

Another programme of protective micro-asphalting will get under way on Plymouth’s roads on Monday 30 March. Micro-asphalting is used as a preventative measure on roads showing the first signs of wear and tear, tackling damage in its early stages to reduce costs in the future. As well as extending the life of the road it […]

Council approves funding for transport improvements in Derriford area

Plymouth City Council has approved funding contributions towards two major transport improvement schemes for the north of the city. The Derriford Transport Scheme and Derriford Hospital Interchange were recently awarded a total of £11.56 million from the Heart-of-the-South-West Local Enterprise Partnership (HotSW LEP) – the body responsible for allocating funding for large-scale transport schemes across […]

Work set to start on new flood defence wall at Tory Brook Court

Essential works to provide a new section of raised flood defence wall at Tory Brook Court are due to start on Monday 16 March. The scheme at Tory Brook Court aims to protect properties in the area from flooding caused by the overtopping of the Tory Brook. The bank will be raised to around one […]

Major road repairs get under way again in Plymouth

Twelve more roads in Plymouth are to get a new lease of life over the next five weeks as the first phase of resurfacing for 2015 gets under way. Plymouth City Council is spending more than £6 million improving the city’s roads and pavements this year, supported by its commitment to invest an extra £20 […]

Vegetation clearance at Marsh Mills

Work to remove vegetation on Marsh Mills roundabout and Plymouth Road will begin next week. The vegetation is obscuring signs, trapping litter and encroaching on the highway and needs to be removed to improve safety and visibility. Work will also include clearing scrub and returning the central reservation area to gravel. The work will start […]

Improvements to pedestrian crossing on Alma Road

Work to improve the zebra crossing at the bottom of Alma Road (near the junction of Whittington Street) will begin on Tuesday 10 February. The refuge in the middle of the crossing is being widened to provide more space for pedestrians and new tactile paving will be provided on either side for the visually impaired. […]

Biggest ever funding promise for road to prosperity

Desperately-needed homes for hundreds of families, new jobs, and a 100-acre country park are now on the horizon in the north of the city, thanks to a massive funding promise from the Heart of the South West Local Economic Partnership. The partnership has this week announced it has earmarked £22.5 million of the Growth Fund […]

Essential maintenance on Gdynia Way

Gdynia Way will be closed overnight on Wednesday 28 January for planned essential maintenance. The road will be closed from 7pm to 6am while multiple agencies work together to complete work including cutting back vegetation, regulating the gullies and clearing the sewers. For more information call the watchman team on 01752 668000, email plymouth.watchman@amey.co.uk or […]

Waterfront cycling improvements complete

Families can now enjoy some of the best views in the city from their saddles, thanks to improvements along Plymouth’s spectacular waterfront cycle route. The route is part of National Cycle Network Route 27 and connects the Barbican, the Hoe, Millbay and Royal William Yard. A new contraflow cycle lane now runs eastwards along Madeira […]

Response to DfT pothole funding announcement

Despite the fact that our road network has been ravaged by some of the most severe and wettest winters in history, our annual highway maintenance budget from central government has fallen steadily from £2.35 million in 2011/12 to only £1.961 million in 2014/15. Next year’s settlement, trumpeted today by the Department for Transport, is less […]

Plymotion green travel campaign heading to Derriford

Our Plymotion campaign is getting ready to hit the road for a fourth year after securing £710,110 from the Department for Transport to support smarter travel in the Derriford area. The £990,610 programme will build on the success of the current Plymotion campaign, which has focussed on the corridor between Devonport and Stonehouse in the […]

Historic Devon hedge gets a facelift

An historic Devon hedge from the old Ham estate is being restored to its former glory by Plymouth City Council. Local ward councillors asked for improvements to the stone bank in Buckfast Close after residents complained it had become overgrown and was making the road dark and unsafe. Teams have removed self-seeded trees from the […]

Gritters out on Plymouth’s roads tonight

With temperatures forecast to fall below zero degrees tonight, all primary and secondary gritting routes in and around Plymouth will be treated to stop icy patches from forming. Our highways contractor Amey has its winter service team on standby 24 hours a day from the beginning of October to the end of March each year. During […]

Lowered kerbs to make getting around easier

Getting around Ham has got a little bit easier for people in wheelchairs, mobility scooters and parents with prams.   A series of drop kerbs have been installed at various points along the busy Wolseley Road, thanks to funding from the Council’s Living Streets and Safer School Journeys scheme.   Council leader Tudor Evans, who […]

Chance for youngsters to name a Council road gritter

Primary school children in Plymouth are being challenged to get creative and ‘Name a Gritter’ this winter.  Our gritting fleet is ready for the winter season and our highways contractor Amey has organised the competition to find a suitable name for one of the vehicles. Two of the gritters that will be out keeping the […]

New grit bin for Westcountry Close

Residents in and around Westcountry Close in Weston Mill will find it easier to get around safely this winter, thanks to a new community grit bin funded through our Living Streets scheme. Council Leader and local ward councillor Tudor Evans provided the grit bin through his Living Streets budget to make it easier for people […]

Work to begin on new link road between Marjon and Derriford Hospital

Work to build a new link road between the University of St Mark and St John (Marjon) and Derriford Hospital will get under way on Monday 8 December. The Marjon Link Road scheme will widen the existing road between Plymbridge Lane and Derriford Road to provide a new two-way link for buses. This will reduce […]

Major resurfacing works will continue until December

A major programme to repair some of the most severely damaged roads in Plymouth will continue until December. The resurfacing programme, which started in June, has already seen more than 80,000 square metres of tarmac laid on 35 roads across the city. Over the next seven weeks a further 30 roads and two car parks will be […]