Tag Archives : transport


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 […]


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

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 […]


Overnight resurfacing around Derriford Roundabout

Overnight resurfacing will get under way on Derriford Roundabout next week following recent road reconstruction works. The work, being carried out as part of the Derriford Transport Scheme, will start on Monday 29 January and take six nights. All closures and diversions have been programmed after 7.30pm and before 6am to minimise disruption to traffic. […]


Work starts on Barbican to Laira Rail Bridge scheme

Work to improve walking and cycling links between the Barbican and Laira Rail Bridge will get under way on Monday 8 January. The route, which forms part of the South West Coast Path and National Cycle Network route 27, will benefit from improved road crossings, new and improved footways and off-road cycle paths, on-road cycle […]


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, […]


Overnight works around Derriford Roundabout

Overnight works to reconstruct the road around Derriford Roundabout are programmed to begin from Monday 27 November as part of the Derriford Transport Scheme. All work will be carried out at night and no closures or diversions will be in place before 7pm or after 6am, to avoid peak traffic times and minimise disruption. This […]


Taking stock of improvements on main route into city

Residents who live near or travel through Plymstock using the A379, including Billacombe Road and Elburton Road, are being asked to help us take stock of recent road improvements. A three-week engagement starting on 20 November will ask local people to give feedback about how the road improvements have affected them and if there are any […]