Temporary barrier at Charlton Road junction

Work to install a temporary barrier at the right turn from Tavistock Road into Charlton Road will start on Monday 26 November.

The right turn has been closed during the Derriford Transport Scheme works and will remain closed while work continues to progress a signalised upgrade of the junction.

It is currently coned off but because the scheme contractor will shortly be vacating the site compound and there will no longer be anyone regularly monitoring the junction a metal barrier is being installed to ensure it remains safe.

A temporary lay-by will also be provided in the right-turn lane to allow access for maintenance vehicles and there will be some minor site clearance, painting of road markings around the kerb lines and work to complete the concrete infill in the central reserve.

The works will take place between 9.30am and 3.30pm and take around two weeks to complete.

The outside lanes on both sides of Tavistock Road will be closed, between the bus stop just north of Charlton Road and the bus stop just south of Charlton Road during this time.

Drivers may also notice equipment being set up along Tavistock Road and William Prance Road from Monday. This equipment is being used to survey traffic speed and will be in place every two months for one week at a time.

The Charlton Road junction upgrade aims to improve safety at the junction, which is a known accident hotspot and where there have been ongoing concerns for a number of years, while maintaining access for the local community.

It will also complement improvements made as part of the Derriford Transport Scheme works, including reducing the length of the bus lane on the southbound approach to the junction to allow drivers more time to slow down and turn left into Charlton Road.

Consultation on the upgrade, which will include traffic signals on each arm of the junction, wider access into Charlton Road, an improved turning angle and a pedestrian island on Charlton Road itself, was completed earlier this year and a summary of the feedback can be found on our website.

We are currently working to complete the transfer of some third party land and will announce construction details when this has been finalised.

If there are any changes to the upcoming works, for example due to weather conditions, updates will be posted on our Facebook and Twitter pages. You can also sign up to receive our weekly roadworks round-up.