Work to restart on city centre walking and cycling link


The final phase of work to provide an improved walking and cycling route between Exeter Street and North Cross will get under way on Monday 7 July.

Originally scheduled to finish earlier this year, the project was delayed by unrelated third party emergency works on Tothill Avenue.

Part of the Council’s Plymotion scheme, the improvements will deliver the next section of the new west-to-east route from Stonehouse to Plympton and Plymstock via Laira Rail Bridge, which will be opened to pedestrians and cyclists in 2015.

They will combine new off-road cycle paths with marked on-road cycle lanes and will enable even more residents and visitors to get on their bikes.

Following consultation with residents and local business owners in 2013 the works will:

  • Extend the existing shared path on the northern side of Exeter Street, between Bretonside and Charles Cross
  • Provide a new zebra crossing on Ebrington Street to help pedestrians and cyclists cross the road
  • Make use of the traffic free boulevard through Plymouth University, between North Hill and North Cross

Construction of the scheme is being carried out by Amey, the Council’s highways contractor.

From Monday 21 July it will be necessary to close Ebrington Street in an eastbound (outbound) direction, between Hampton Street and Hill Street, for up to four weeks. Pedestrian routes will remain open and businesses will be open as usual.

The Exeter Street to North Cross walking and cycling improvements are part of the Plymotion scheme, which is part funded by the Department for Transport, the Big Lottery Fund and Sustrans.

For more information call 01752 668000 or email plymouth.watchman@amey.co.uk.