Tag Archives : transport


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 […]

Map showing removal of traffic restrictions for Derriford Transport Scheme

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 […]


Preferred proposals for improving traffic flow along Plymouth Road

People are being asked to share their views on preferred proposals for improving traffic flow along the B3416 Plymouth Road, from Marsh Mills to Glen Road. The Eastern Corridor Junction Improvements Programme aims to reduce journey times for motorists and buses and improve pedestrian safety and facilities for cyclists. By reducing delays along this busy […]


William Prance Road to re-open westbound

William Prance Road will re-open westbound from the Brest Road roundabout to Tavistock Road on Wednesday 1 November, bringing welcome relief for local residents and businesses. The first phase of works on this road is nearly complete and from Wednesday vehicles will be able to turn left onto Tavistock Road towards Crownhill or right towards […]


Making improvements for visitor coaches on Plymouth Barbican

Coach companies arriving at The Barbican will have easier access, thanks to improvement work due to start this week. Plymouth City Council has contracted South West Highways to start work on improvements to the facilities offered to coach services at this popular location. Stage one to extend the bus stop near the Mayflower Steps, creating […]


Plans submitted for next link between Laira Rail Bridge and Plymstock

We’ve submitted plans for the next section of a walking and cycling link connecting Laira Rail Bridge and Plymstock. The proposals will see the popular route extended further east along the railway alignment into Broxton Drive, at the entrance to the Saltram Meadow estate. Part of the new path will run via Rock Gardens to […]


Further measures to help alleviate congestion around Southway and Derriford

The Herald has run a number of stories recently about traffic delays in and around the Southway area. We’d like to reassure people that we do everything we can to co-ordinate planned roadworks and minimise their impact on our transport network. We avoid programming non-emergency work alongside major improvements like the Derriford Transport Scheme unless […]


Update on works on William Prance Road

Work at the junction of William Prance Road and Tavistock Road is expected to finish in around a month. Part of the Derriford Transport Scheme, this work was originally programmed to finish by the end of this month but we have had to deal with a number of unforeseen setbacks, including the discovery of an unused asbestos […]


Change of signal priorities at Outland Road, Ham Drive and Weston Park Road junction

Traffic signal priorities will be changed at the junction of Outland Road, Ham Drive and Weston Park Road this week. At the moment, traffic from Ham Drive and Weston Park Road heads onto Outland Road at the same time and drivers turning right have to give way to oncoming traffic. The signals will be changed […]


Traffic delays on Tavistock Road and Outland Road

We would like to apologise to people affected by delays on the A386 Tavistock Road and Outland Road today. In April we provided a short additional lane just after Sendall’s Way to help relieve congestion on the northbound approach to Derriford Roundabout during the Derriford Transport Scheme works. We will keep this temporary arrangement in place wherever […]


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 […]


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 […]

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

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 […]