Overnight closures on Forder Valley Road and Novorossiysk Road will remain in place for another week while final paving and white paving work for the new link road is completed. The current closure is between Fort Austin Avenue, the BP gas station and Miller Way between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., and will last until Saturday July 2.
Northbound traffic will continue to be diverted via the A38 to the Manadon Interchange, then via the northbound A386 Tavistock Road, Budshead Way, Crownhill Road and Fort Austin Avenue. Southbound traffic is diverted via Novorossiysk Road to The George Junction, A386 southbound Tavistock Road, A38 and Leigham Roundabout. Local traffic can be re-routed through Leigham and Eggbuckland.
Street lighting, signage, curbs and final paving work for the proposed Forder Valley Interchange (Leigham Roundabout) will also begin next week. The overall scheme involves the construction by Plymouth City Council of a one kilometer road from William Prance Road to Derriford and the Forder Valley Road / Novorossiysk Road junction.
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From Monday 27th June a short section of the west side of Delamere Road (away from the Leigham roundabout) will be closed for one or two nights for curb and island works. There will also be a lane closure on the eastbound A38 off ramp.
Traffic will be diverted via the A38 to Manadon, A386 Tavistock Road, Budshead Way, Fort Austin Avenue, Church Hill and Eggbuckland Road. Once curb work is complete, new street lighting and signage will be installed on Forder Valley Road for the remainder of next week, along with preparing the road for paving work.
The section between Leigham Roundabout and the service station will remain open to Wilburt Road residents and service station customers, but there is now a waiting area on Forder Valley Road and vehicles must be escorted.
Then, beginning Monday, July 4, street lighting and signage work will continue on Forder Valley Road for five nights. Forder Valley Road will be closed between Leigham Roundabout and the service station but access to the service station will be maintained via Novorossiysk Road, where the closures will then have been lifted.
Final surfacing of the interchange will also begin early next month, beginning with the Longbridge Road area of the roundabout, moving to the Delamere Road area of the roundabout and ending with Forder Valley Road. Each section should last around five nights and the dates will be communicated later.
All of this night work begins at 7 p.m. and noisier activities are prioritized from the start of the shifts, to reduce disruption to nearby residents.
A Balfour Beatty spokesperson added: “As we work to deliver the final elements of the Forder Valley Link Road project, it has been necessary to undertake overnight work on the Forder Valley Road and the Novorossiysk Road to complete essential road surfacing works.
“While significant progress has been made with completion on track for this summer, some areas have needed to be redone. We are committed to reducing disruption to the traveling public and local community where possible and would like to thank the public for their continued cooperation as work continues.
Once opened, the Forder Valley Link Road will be a key link between the A38 and the north of the city, where new homes and businesses are planned as Plymouth develops. The road will run alongside a new bridge across the Bircham Valley, with a larger, relocated signposted junction at the intersection of Forder Valley Road and Novorossiysk Road.
The aim of the multi-million pound project is to help reduce traffic on the A386 Tavistock road and Manadon roundabout, providing an alternative route to the north of the city and key destinations such as Derriford Hospital, the University of St Mark and St John and the Plymouth Science Park.
The new link will also improve bus reliability and provide new and improved facilities for pedestrians and cyclists. Improvements will also be made to the Forder Valley roundabout to improve circulation and access for pedestrians and cyclists.
The planned full reopening of the road is scheduled for the summer of 2022. It will be the city’s largest road project in decades.
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