Plymouth Road Roadworks Diversion

The following is a response from Plymouth City Council Strategic Planning and Infrastructure to the submission from Plymouth Cycling Campaign (PCyC) regarding the lack of signage around the above roadworks, and that where signage does exist it is poor:

The traffic management for the Eastern Corridor Junction Improvement Scheme for Plymouth Road has been designed by the contractor, South West Highways, as per the appropriate national guidance, Chapter 8 of the Traffic Signs Manual. This has been approved by the Council’s Network Management team.

However, further to your suggestion so as to help make it clearer to users, extra signs will be put out and additional destinations included on the temporary yellow direction signs.

Regarding some of your other specific comments, the Tavistock / Plym Valley destination on the permanent blue direction sign at the Longbridge Road junction will be covered over and cyclists wishing to reach the Plym Valley will now be asked to dismount at the Longbridge Road junction, where they will then need to push their bikes along the footway to Coypool Road.

The provision of direction signage for the Plym Valley at the access road to the Coypool Park & Ride and at the northern end of the shared use path along the old rail line for people going to Saltram is not related to the current Plymouth Road scheme and I understand that the Council’s Smarter Choices team has plans to improve this signage on a permanent basis.