We’re inviting people to share their views on proposals to improve the transport network in the Forder Valley area. Two schemes are being proposed: a new link road between William Prance Road in Derriford and the junction of Forder Valley Road and Novorossiysk Road and improvements to Forder Valley Roundabout.
The north of Plymouth is set grow significantly over the next 15 years. The Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan has identified this area to deliver 4,300 new homes and a new district centre providing new shops, community and leisure and health facilities. Key infrastructure, including the two Forder Valley schemes, will unlock this growth and help to provide major improvements for the north of the city.
The Forder Valley Roundabout improvements propose to extend the short merge from the roundabout heading northbound on Forder Valley Road for approximately 300 meters. The plans also include potential widening at the southbound approach to the roundabout and on the roundabout itself to allow for an additional traffic lane. The scheme will improve traffic flows as well as pedestrian crossing and walking and cycling facilities.
People will be able to view and comment on the plans at three consultation events:
Windsor House, Tavistock Road
Saturday 1 October, 10am to 2pm
Elm Community Centre, Leypark Drive
Tuesday 4 October, 10am to 7pm
Crownhill Library, Cross Park Road
Thursday 6 October, 3pm to 7pm
Council officers and members of the design team will be on hand to answer any queries.
The next step for the Forder Valley Link Road will be to develop a business case for approval by the Department for Transport, which has earmarked £22.5m towards the £33.5m scheme. If the plans are approved construction is expected to get under way around January 2018 and take around two years. Most of the construction will take place off the existing highway, minimising disruption.
The improvements at Forder Valley Roundabout are estimated to cost around £7.9 million and a bid for some of this funding has been submitted to Highways England.