Tag Archives : transport


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 […]


Contractor appointed for Derriford Transport Scheme

Major transport improvement plans for the north of the city have taken a major step forward, with the appointment of the main contractor for the Derriford Transport Scheme. The contract has been awarded to Amey LG Ltd following a competitive tender process and construction work is expected to begin in July. The Derriford Transport Scheme […]


Preparation work begins for Derriford Transport Scheme

Early preparation works for the Derriford Transport Scheme will get under way tomorrow. The scheme will help to reduce congestion along Tavistock Road and create more road capacity for the extra traffic that will be generated by proposed developments in the area. It will also include better facilities for public transport, walking and cycling. Derriford […]


Work set to start on Derriford Hospital Interchange

Work to upgrade Plymouth’s second busiest bus interchange will get under way next week. The Derriford Hospital Interchange scheme, which has been developed in partnership with Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, 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 […]


Help finalise transport improvement plans for Outland Road

Detailed plans for upgrading junctions and improving traffic flow along Outland Road will be on public display later this week. The A386 Outland Road Junction Improvements scheme will reduce congestion along Outland Road, improving journey times for motorists and service reliability for buses on this busy route. It will also improve road safety by upgrading pedestrian crossings […]


Don’t renege on rail promises Council leader warns Government

Plymouth City Council leader Tudor Evans is urging the Government not to renege on promises over funding for investment that is critical to the region’s railways. The prospect of no more funding for key rail projects for the next four years could have serious consequences on the Peninsula Rail’s Task Force ability to deliver vital […]


Next step for Forder Valley Link Road

Plans for major transport improvements in the north of the city have taken another step forward with the approval of funding to develop the Forder Valley Link Road scheme. The scheme will unlock growth in Derriford – one of the three major growth areas in Plymouth – by supporting desperately needed homes for hundreds of […]


Work complete on new North Corner Pontoon

Devonport’s new North Corner Pontoon will be open to the public from Friday 15 January. The historic waterfront feature, which was closed for safety reasons in June 2011, has undergone a complete restoration following a campaign by the local community, MP and ward councillors. Located just off the Cornwall Street beach, it now boasts a […]

Nathan Sanders (Council Senior Project and Contract Manager), Colin Bower (Managing Director at Docking Solutions Ltd), Edward Hobbs (Infrastructure Engineer at Aecom), Micky Goble (Council Pier Master) and Councillor Coker on the new North Corner Pontoon

Green light for improvements to Derriford Hospital bus interchange

Plans to improve Plymouth’s second busiest bus interchange have been given the green light. Planning permission has been granted for the Derriford Hospital Interchange scheme, which will convert the existing one-way bus link to allow buses to travel in both directions. The scheme, which is being delivered in partnership with the Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, […]


Pledge to help West End festive trade by keeping temporary car park

Shoppers will continue to be able to park close to West End shops in the temporary car park at Mayflower West in the crucial run up to Christmas. Councillor Mark Lowry, Cabinet Member for Finance and Assets and City Centre Champion has pledged to the city’s West End traders that work on the new coach […]


Consultation starts on proposed update of taxi licensing policy

A new ‘code of good conduct’ for Plymouth’s licensed drivers, vehicle owners and operators could be brought in as part of a review of the city’s taxi licensing policy. The code would set out standards of dress and behaviour for the trade so that passengers can expect a professional service when they book a ride. […]