Tag Archives : roads


Derriford Hospital bus interchange now two-way

Work to upgrade Plymouth’s second busiest bus interchange is now complete. The road outside Derriford Hospital has been widened to allow buses to travel in both directions – helping to reduce congestion outside the main entrance and making bus journeys to and from the hospital quicker and more reliable. Four additional bus stops have been […]


Grenades on Tavistock Road – joint statement from Devon and Cornwall Police and Plymouth City Council

Plymouth City Council has suspended excavation work for the Derriford Transport Scheme following the discovery of more white phosphorus grenades on Tavistock Road today. Ten World War Two grenades were found on Tuesday afternoon and controlled detonations were carried out by the Royal Navy’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team. A further 14 grenades were found […]


One-week lane closure on Outland Road

Drivers heading south along Outland Road (towards the city centre) are advised there will be an extra lane closure next week. Work to install new gullies and a new pedestrian crossing are being carried out as part of the Outland Road Junction Improvement Scheme. The nearside lane will be temporarily closed along a short section, […]


Junction improvements planned for Plymouth Road

We’ve approved work to upgrade junctions and reduce congestion along Plymouth Road in Plympton later this year. The Eastern Corridor Junction Improvement Programme will see more modern and efficient signals installed, along with capacity improvements and upgraded pedestrian and cyclist facilities. The first phase of the project will extend the right-turn lane to Cot Hill, creating […]


Main work set to start on Derriford Transport Scheme

Major improvement works on the A386 Tavistock Road and William Prance Road will get under way on Tuesday 3 January. The Derriford Transport Scheme will reduce congestion along Tavistock Road and provide better public transport, walking and cycling links – improving journey times for all users. Extra lanes will be created and bus priority measures will […]


Road gritting vehicle being filled at Prince Rock Depot

Plymouth geared up for cold weather

We and our highways contractor Amey are geared up and ready to keep the city moving as the weather turns colder. Amey’s winter service team is on standby 24 hours a day from the beginning of October to the end of March each year. It monitors the weather closely via a dedicated forecast station and two […]


Overnight repairs to Crownhill flyover

The southbound side of Tavistock Road (heading towards the city centre) will be closed under the Crownhill flyover for four nights from Wednesday 26 October. Essential structural repairs need to be carried out on the bridge after it was hit by an abnormal load on Monday 24 October. The road will be closed between Farm […]


Representatives of the Council and SWH signing the new highways contract

Plymouth signs new highways maintenance contract

We have signed a new road maintenance contract with South West Highways (SWH). The company will take over from our current provider in April 2017 and the deal will be for an initial term of seven years, with opportunities to extend by up to three years. SWH will provide dedicated customer liaison officers as part of […]


Share your views on Forder Valley transport improvements

We’re inviting people to share their views on proposals to improve the transport network in the Forder Valley area. Two schemes are being proposed: a new link road between William Prance Road in Derriford and the junction of Forder Valley Road and Novorossiysk Road and improvements to Forder Valley Roundabout. The north of Plymouth is set […]


Plymouth appoints new highways contractor

We have appointed South West Highways as the new contractor for our highways maintenance services. Cabinet members have given the preferred bidder the green light after a rigorous procurement process and contracts are due to be signed next month, following a statutory ‘standstill’ period. South West Highways will take over from our current provider in April 2017 […]


Proposed changes to traffic calming on Central Park Avenue

We will shortly be advertising plans to replace the new priority give way feature (traffic island) on Central Park Avenue with three speed humps. Councillor Steve Ricketts, Cabinet Member for Transport and Housing Delivery says he has received ongoing complaints about the island, which was introduced earlier in the year as part of the Station to […]

Councillor Ricketts with traffic island in Central Park Avenue

Amey Operations Manager Chris Davey, Council Leader Tudor Evans and Councillor Brian Vincent on the Hoe with Amey staff and vehicles

More Plymouth roads to get new lease of life

Twenty more Plymouth roads will get a new lease of life over the next four months as our resurfacing programme for 2016 gets under way. The works, which begin on Sunday 3 April, will take place on main routes where the overall road surface is nearing the end of its life or where multiple potholes have […]


Temporary closure of turning into Lanhydrock Road

The right-hand turning from Embankment Road into Lanhydrock Road is being temporarily closed while emergency gas works are carried out by Wales and West. This is to alleviate congestion caused by traffic queuing attempting to turn right, which is also creating tailbacks on the inbound side of the road. Motorists needing to get to St Judes […]


Junction improvements planned for Outland Road

Work to upgrade junctions and reduce congestion along Plymouth’s Outland Road will get under way early next year. The Northern Corridor Junction Improvement Scheme will see more modern and efficient signals installed on the Peverell Park Road, Weston Park Road and Tor Lane junctions, along with new and improved crossing facilities and better priority for […]


Plans submitted for Derriford Hospital Interchange

Plans to improve Plymouth’s second busiest bus interchange have been submitted by the Council. The Derriford Hospital Interchange scheme, estimated to cost just over £2 million, will convert the existing one-way bus link through the hospital to allow buses to travel in both directions. It will also create separate taxi and passenger drop-off points and […]


Part of Embankment Road closed for repairs tonight

The outbound side of Embankment Road will be closed for repairs tonight, between Heles Terrace and Lanhydrock Road. Our highways contractor Amey needs to make a permanent repair to the hole that opened up in the road last week. The closure will start at 7pm and diversion routes will be as follows: Traffic from Plymstock […]


Emergency repairs on Embankment Road

Part of Embankment Road is being closed due to a large hole that has opened up on the outbound side (outside Glendinnings). Traffic will be allowed around the repair works but at a very slow speed, which will inevitably cause delays. If the temporary repair does not work a full closure will be implemented in […]


Resurfacing works to continue into December

A five-week programme to resurface 10 of the city’s roads and Charles Cross roundabout will get under way on Sunday 15 November. The works are part of an £11.2 million repair programme that will treat two thirds of Plymouth’s strategic road network (A, B and C roads) over the next three years. More than 60 […]


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 […]