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 Brest Road.

This will reduce the amount of traffic at the roundabout and make journeys much easier for those accessing the business park area.

Councillor Patrick Nicholson, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Strategic Transport, Housing and Planning said: “We’re really pleased we will be opening the whole of William Prance to two-way traffic more than a week earlier than hoped. While some traffic restrictions will remain in place drivers will be able to travel right through in both directions.

“This should help to ease congestion on Derriford Roundabout and will be very welcome news for people visiting and working in the business park. We will continue to work closely with our contractor to get sections of the scheme open at the earliest opportunity. 

“While the contract ends in May, the scheme is on track to be substantially complete by the end of March. Weather permitting, restrictions should be lifted from Derriford Roundabout by Friday 16 February and from both sides of Tavistock Road between the roundabout and Budshead Way by the end of the month.”

Friday 16 February
Derriford Roundabout

Monday 26 February
Tavistock Road inbound, from Derriford Roundabout to Sendalls Way 

Wednesday 28 February
Tavistock Road outbound, from Budshead Road to Derriford Roundabout
Tavistock Road inbound, from William Prance Road to Budshead Road 

Friday 30 March
Tavistock Road, between Derriford Roundabout and Roborough Close (both directions)
William Prance Road (all restrictions removed)

Target dates for removing traffic management are weather-dependent – if there are any changes we will issue further updates. While on-road works are expected to be substantially complete by these dates occasional localised works may be carried out at off-peak times or overnight.

Teams have been working on site two to three nights a week since the works started in January and every night since October (weather permitting). They will continue to do this until the work is complete.

The Derriford Transport Scheme is vital to delivering homes and jobs in the north of the city. The Heart-of-the-South-West Local Enterprise Partnership (HotSW LEP) is contributing £10.16 million towards the £13 million scheme. Email derrifordtransportscheme@amey.co.uk to sign up for the contractor’s fortnightly scheme updates. Traffic updates are also published on Twitter @plymhighways and @plymouthcc.

The next ‘meet the team’ drop-in session will be held at our Windsor House offices on Tavistock Road on Tuesday 20 February, from 5pm to 7pm.