Work set to start on Sendalls Way junction upgrade

Work to upgrade the traffic signals and pedestrian crossing at the junction of Sendalls Way and Tavistock Road is getting underway today (Monday 11 June).

The work, which will take around six and a half weeks to complete, will see the ageing signals upgraded with more modern and efficient technology that will better link to signals on Derriford Roundabout and William Prance Road.

The pedestrian crossing will also be upgraded to a toucan crossing, the two short sections of segregated walking and cycling paths resurfaced and the cycle path moved to the outside to link in with the improved routes along Tavistock Road.

Works were originally programmed to take place at the same time as the Derriford Transport Scheme works but additional traffic restrictions made delays much worse so the decision was taken to wait and return to the junction after the scheme’s completion.

There will be some temporary changes to the road layout at the junction while works are being carried out but access will be maintained to and from Sendalls Way. Traffic management arrangements will include:

  • Localised lane closures around the junction to provide a safe working space for the works (only in place between 9.30am and 3.30pm)
  • Temporary suspension of bus lanes along Tavistock Road at various points to maintain access for pedestrians while footway and cycleway surfacing is carried out
  • Temporary traffic signals at the junction for around a week and a half from Friday 13 July
  • Overnight closure of right turn into Sendalls Way at various points (traffic will be diverted via William Prance Road and Tavistock Road outbound)
  • Closure of right turn out of Sendalls Way while the temporary signals are in place and overnight at various points (traffic will be diverted via Derriford Roundabout)
  • 30mph speed limit on Tavistock Road between Budshead Road and just north of Powisland Drive (both directions).

Works will be carried out during the day and overnight and every effort will be made to minimise noise and disruption.

If the programme changes, for example due to weather conditions, updates will be published here and on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Updates will also be included in our weekly roadworks roundup (sign up at