Tag Archives : transport


All aboard for Real Time Passenger Information

  Real Time Passenger Information (RTPI) systems have been installed at bus stops across Plymouth. The RTPI are upgraded versions of the system previously seen throughout the city centre and will be able to give accurate information on bus arrivals and departures. Some existing displays have been refurbished while more than half of the displays […]


Traffic signal problem in Derriford

People travelling to and from Derriford along the A386 Tavistock Road are warned to expect delays heading into rush hour. A utility company has cut through one of our traffic signal data cables, affecting the signal timings. This is causing major congestion and tailbacks and drivers are asked to avoid the area if at all […]


Update on measures to alleviate congestion during Derriford roadworks

We are continuing to monitor traffic flow and adjust arrangements to alleviate congestion as much as possible while work is carried out on the Derriford Transport Scheme. An additional lane will be opened on the northbound approach to Derriford Roundabout (after Sendall’s Way) from tomorrow (Saturday 22 April), following the recent adjustment to traffic lights to […]


Council Leader Ian Bowyer, Adrian Trim (our Head of Highways, Parking and Marine Services), Councillor Ricketts and Neal Gibson (Operations Manager for SWH).

2017 resurfacing programme gets under way in Plymouth

Ninety Plymouth roads will get a new lease of life over the next 12 months as part of a £6.39 million investment in carriageway and footway repairs. Our resurfacing programme for 2017/18 will get under way on Tuesday 18 April, targeting stretches on main routes where the overall road surface is nearing the end of its […]


Next phase to start on the Derriford Transport Scheme

The next phase of improvement works on the A386 Tavistock Road is set to start. Work along the A386 Tavistock Road between Budshead Road and just south of Sendall’s Way will start on Wednesday 22 March and work along William Prance Road on Thursday 23 March. The Derriford Transport Scheme will aim to reduce congestion […]


Temporary outbound closure of Ham Drive from Outland Road

The outbound side of Ham Drive will be temporarily closed at the Outland Road end from Monday 27 February. The road will be closed between Outland Road and Camilla Terrace for up to four weeks, while work nears completion on the Outland Road Junction Improvements Scheme. A signed diversion will be in place and there […]


Temporary closure of Weston Park Road from Outland Road

Weston Park Road will be temporarily closed at the Outland Road/Ham Drive end from Monday 13 February. The road will be closed between Outland Road and Limetree Road for around two weeks, while works are carried out for the Outland Road Junction Improvements Scheme. A signed diversion will be in place and inbound Citybus services […]


£1.497 million funding boost for Plymotion

We have secured almost £1.5 million from the Department for Transport to continue our successful Plymotion green travel programme for another three years. We are one of 25 councils across the country to be awarded a share of £60 million from the Sustainable Travel Access Fund, for local projects that support access to employment, education and […]


Lane closures on Outland Road

Drivers heading south along Outland Road (towards the city centre) are warned there will be further lane closures next week and at the beginning of the following week. Works are being carried out between Torr Lane and Weston Park Road as part of the Outland Road Junction Improvement Scheme. Every effort will be made to […]


Ground investigation surveys on Plymouth Road

Ground investigation surveys are being carried out on Plymouth Road in Plympton from Monday 23 January, in preparation for the first phase of works to upgrade junctions and reduce congestion along the Eastern Corridor. Specialist contractors will be digging trial pits and boreholes to confirm the ground conditions before the next stage of design gets […]


Excavation works to resume on Tavistock Road – joint statement from Devon and Cornwall Police and Plymouth City Council 

Excavation works are to resume on Tavistock Road today, following a further multi-agency meeting yesterday (Tuesday 17 January). A detailed plan has been agreed by all agencies involved, including ordnance specialists, with contingencies in place for managing the safe search, extraction and removal of any further similar devices located on site. It is anticipated that […]


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

A multi-agency meeting has been held today to discuss the best way of managing works being carried out on Tavistock Road following the discovery of 24 white phosphorus devices last week. Excavation work on the central reserve remains temporarily suspended while partners discuss the potential for more devices to be found at this location and […]


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 […]


New pedestrian and cycling bridge for Billacombe Road

Plans for a pedestrian and cycling bridge over Billacombe Road are being brought forward, thanks to advance funding from the Council. The developer of the Saltram Meadow estate is required to fund the bridge as part of its Section 106 agreement but the money is not due until phase two is complete – which could […]


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 […]


Plans to modernise parking in Plymouth

Simpler tariffs, more online services, cheaper long-stay parking and tickets that can be used in multiple locations are among a number of improvements being proposed in a major modernisation of Plymouth’s parking arrangements. We are modernising our parking fees and services to make charges more consistent, fairer and easier to understand, provide more flexible options for […]


Upgrade for digital bus shelter displays

Digital displays in Plymouth’s bus shelters are to get an upgrade, meaning more reliable and accurate information for passengers. We’re currently tendering for a new system that will deliver improvements to our 85 ‘real time’ screens, which show information about the next services due at bus stops. We plan to move from 2G mobile phone technology to […]


Stay up-to-speed on roadworks

People travelling in and around Plymouth can now get updates on roadworks by email. We’ve launched a weekly roundup, with details of planned (non-emergency) works that are starting over the coming week, as well as ongoing works for major transport schemes. Councillor Patrick Nicholson, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Strategic Transport, Housing and Planning, said: […]


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 […]


Main work set to start on Outland Road junction improvements

Work to upgrade junctions along Outland Road will get under way on Monday 12 September. The Outland Road Junction Improvement Scheme aims to reduce congestion between Peverell Park Road and Torr Lane, improving journey times for motorists and service reliability for buses on this busy route. It will also improve road safety by upgrading pedestrian […]


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

Opening date for new coach station announced

Plymouth’s new coach station will open on Thursday 8 September Contractor SWH Civils is making good progress on the construction project off Mayflower Street which will replace the old 1950s coach station at Bretonside. SWH Civils has released the latest time lapse video from May and June to show how much progress has been made. http://bit.ly/1X8INU2 […]


Council leader meets transport secretary at launch of faster trains

Plymouth City Council leader has seen for himself how travel times between the South West and London will be improved. Councillor Bowyer was in the capital for the launch of the brand new interCity Express train, where he met the Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughin. The new train is the first of a fleet of […]


Another walking and cycling link for Eastern Corridor

Plans for a walking and cycling route connecting Laira Rail Bridge and the new Saltram Meadow housing estate have been submitted by the Council. The link will provide pedestrians and cyclists with a traffic-free alternative to this stretch of Laira Bridge Road and Billacombe Road and therefore help to reduce congestion along the A379. Around […]


Ground investigations for Forder Valley Link Road

Specialist contractors have started ground investigations for the new Forder Valley Link Road. 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 guide the next stage of design. The surveys began on Monday […]


Marjon Link Road

Double industry thumbs-up for Marjon Link Road

Our new two-way bus link between the University of St Mark & St John and Derriford Hospital has been given the thumbs-up from the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) and the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE). The Marjon Link Road, which opened last September, received a silver award in the CCS National Site Awards after being […]


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 […]

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

Land reserved for country park

Another significant milestone on the road to create a huge country park in Plymouth has been made, thanks to an important land deal. Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust is to transfer ownership of the entire Bircham Valley Nature Reserve to the Council so that it can be part of the new Derriford Community Park. An executive […]