Tag Archives : transport


Improvements to Plymouth Road getting underway

The much anticipated improvements works on Plymouth Road in Plympton will begin later this month. A key part of the Eastern Corridor Junction Improvement Scheme, works will replace ageing traffic signal equipment on Plymouth Road with the latest technology, whilst providing more road capacity and improving routes for pedestrians and cyclists. Work will begin on […]


Recommended contractor announced for Forder Valley Link Road

A report recommending Balfour Beatty as the main contractor for Plymouth’s new Forder Valley Link Road will be considered by our Cabinet on Tuesday 5 March. The international infrastructure group has been selected via a public sector procurement framework, having already advised on the feasibility, design and pre-construction stages of the scheme. It will deliver […]


DfT confirms £22.56m investment in Forder Valley Link Road

We’re celebrating news that a £22.56 million investment earmarked for the Forder Valley Link Road has been confirmed by the Department for Transport (DfT). The business case for the scheme, which will create a much-needed second route between the A38 and Derriford avoiding the often heavily congested Manadon Roundabout, has now been approved. The Forder Valley […]

Artistic impression of the Forder Valley Link Road

Councillors Sue Dann and Mark Coker planting trees on the Forder Valley site, with Natural Infrastruture Officer Chris Avent and Strategic Transport Programme Co-ordinator Steve Flaxton

Tree planting on a massive scale gets underway

Councillors Sue Dann and Mark Coker have planted the first of 14,500 trees destined for the Forder Valley as part of the programme of work to build the long-awaited link road. An oak sapling and 20 other trees including aspen, hawthorn, blackthorn and black poplar have been planted today as part of a wider landscaping […]


Work starts on Forder Valley Link Road

Enabling works for the Forder Valley Link Road will get under way next week. To enable the main construction works to start later in the year, our contractors will be undertaking some enabling works alongside setting up their site compound. There will be a lane closure on the southbound approach to Forder Valley Road on […]

View northwards from new junction towards the link Road

Funding approved for Plymouth Road works

Junction improvements in the east of Plymouth have been given the go-ahead. The scheme will see ageing traffic signal equipment on Plymouth Road in Plympton replaced with the latest technology and will also provide more road capacity whilst making pedestrian and cycling improvements. A major part of the scheme is an extension to the eastbound, […]

Plymouth Road

Forder Valley Link Road takes next major step

Plymouth’s Forder Valley Link Road has reached another major milestone, with the final business case being given the green light for submission to Department for Transport (DfT).  After months of detailed planning and design work the business case will be submitted in January and hopefully release a £22.56 million investment earmarked for the scheme. The […]


Improvements continue for popular cycling and walking route

Work is set to begin on the newest section of the Barbican to Laira Rail Bridge walking and cycling route. The brand new, off-road stretch will link Cattedown Road to Finnigan Road via TR2 and Neptune Park. Meanwhile, the footway along Cattedown Road will be resurfaced and widened with dropped kerbs at crossings added to […]


Charles Cross works to begin in new year

Work to improve Charles Cross roundabout will begin in the new year. The roundabout, with Charles Church at its centre, is one of the key junctions on Plymouth’s transport network, handles high volumes of traffic and is used by the majority of the city’s bus routes. It is also well-used by pedestrians. The Charles Cross […]


Delegation meets Secretary of State for Transport about A38

A modern A38 to support Plymouth’s plans to grow the region’s economy for years to come – that’s what the city, Cornwall and co-signatories of the A38 Case for Action have asked of Government. A delegation of MPs and Councillors, including Plymouth MPs Luke Pollard and Johnny Mercer met Secretary of State for Transport Chris […]


Green light to work up transport plans

A multi-million pound package of schemes to help people get to and from work in Plymouth and the wider travel to work area more easily and more quickly has been shortlisted for funding by the Department of Transport. Plymouth is one 10 cities to be given the green light to work up more detailed plans […]


Standing up for Far South West in Cross Country response

Plymouth is standing up for the far South West in the city’s formal consultation to the Cross Country franchise. The Council is submitting its response to the Department for Transport today and it sends a clear signal that any suggestion of withdrawing Cross Country services from areas currently served including Plymouth to Penzance should be […]


Keep Cross Country services for Plymouth argues council

Plymouth travellers deserve better rail services from Cross Country, Council leader Tudor Evans says. Councillor Evans says thousands of people who travel into the city for work, education and leisure could be impacted by the train company’s proposals in its Passenger Rail Franchise Public Consultation. Services from the South West should be maintained to at […]


Work to start on new crossing in Exeter Street

Drivers coming into the city centre via Exeter Street could face some delays as work starts on a new crossing. Contractors working on the British Land leisure complex will be digging up the road in order to install ducts beneath the surface to house cabling for the new pedestrian crossing. A traffic order is being […]


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. […]


Cross and unimpressed by Cross Country franchise consultation

Council leader Tudor Evans is calling on commuters, businesses and ‘anyone who is proud of Plymouth’ to respond to a rail consultation that suggests fewer trains from Cornwall coming into Plymouth. A motion on notice is to be considered at Full Council today in response to the Department for Transport’s consultation on its plans for […]


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 […]


Lane closure on Bretonside viaduct as part of redevelopment work

Drivers, bus passengers and walkers coming into Plymouth City Centre are being asked to bear in mind road changes as the Bretonside redevelopment progresses. The first of a series of lane closures comes into effect on Tuesday 8 May with the inside lane of the inbound carriageway on Bretonside viaduct closing to allow contractors McLaren […]


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 […]


Representatives of the Council, Aecom and contractor Amey at Derriford

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 […]


Plymotion Sustainable Travel Grants 2018

Organisations in Plymouth can now apply for up to £5,000 for schemes to make it easier for their staff to travel to work either by bike, on foot, or by bus. Match funding of up to £5,000 is being made available through Plymouth City Council’s Plymotion at Your Workplace programme, to provide facilities or initiatives […]


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 […]


New bus shelter for Plymstock residents

Elderly residents in Plymstock now have a drier wait for the bus. The new bus shelter has been placed outside retirement development Maple Court on Horn Cross Road, adjacent to Magnolia Court; another retirement home. This was after a local resident, Ms Christine Speed requested the bus stop. Ms Speed said: “I would like to […]


Bridge on a bridge answer for Cot Hill?

A temporary bridge spanning over the current Cot Hill Road bridge is one of the options being looked at by infrastructure officers at Plymouth City Council. A structure could be installed as part of a temporary solution while work continues on a permanent replacement. In January the Council imposed an emergency ban on vehicles over […]


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 […]


Night-time road and pavement condition surveys ahead of two key transport schemes

Specialist surveys to find out the current condition of road and pavements earmarked for two key transport schemes are due to get underway next week. Roads around Charles Cross roundabout and the area covered by the Woolwell to the George transport scheme will be surveyed over eight nights between Monday 12 and Friday 23 February […]


Update on overnight resurfacing works at Derriford Roundabout

Overnight resurfacing works at Derriford Roundabout are now expected to finish overnight on Tuesday 6 February, due to poor weather earlier this week. The revised programme means some changes to the planned closures, which are now as follows: Friday 2 February Lane closures only (access open on all routes) Monday 5 February Phase one: West […]