02 July 2010


Work to improve traffic flow on and around Manadon roundabout is set to start on Monday 12 July.
©DaveR38 Manadon roundabout, Plymouth, UK. Bigger than your average streetlight
More of his photos can be found here on his Flickr account

The work forms part of the ongoing transport improvement package for the Northern Corridor (the main route from Woolwell into the city centre) and aims to reduce queuing and congestion on all approaches to the roundabout, including the A38 slip roads. The improvements, which have been developed in consultation with the Highways Agency, will include a more responsive and energy-efficient traffic light system, new lane designations, clearer signage and the repainting of white lines and road markings around the roundabout and on approach roads. New traffic lights will be installed at the Outland Road entry to the roundabout, to reduce queuing and the existing traffic lights on the roundabout and at the Kneele Gardens junction on Mannamead Road will be upgraded. The new traffic light system will be more responsive to varying traffic flows, helping to ease congestion and queuing at peak times. It will also reduce power consumption by around 65 to 75 per cent and reduce carbon dioxide output, yearly maintenance costs and waste disposal of lamps. The main works are expected to last for 13 weeks but will be undertaken mainly at night to minimise disruption to traffic.
Councillor Kevin Wigens, Cabinet Member for Transport said: "Manadon roundabout is a very busy interchange for traffic using both the Northern Corridor and the A38. These improvements should help to reduce queuing and congestion, meaning faster and more reliable journey times for bus passengers and for motorists, as well as significantly reduce our energy use and maintenance costs.”
The Manadon roundabout improvement works are being carried out by Plymouth Transport and Highways, the partnership between Plymouth City Council and Amey. The Council is encouraging people to use public transport, including Park and Ride buses from the George Junction. For help in planning your journey visit the PlymGo website or contact Traveline on 0871 200 22 33

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