Charlton Road/Tavistock Road Junction Safety Improvements

The junction of Charlton Road and Tavistock Road is a known accident hotspot and there have been ongoing concerns about safety there over a number of years.

We have already made some improvements as part of the Derriford Transport Scheme works, including reducing the length of the bus lane on the southbound approach to the junction to allow drivers more time to slow down and turn left into Charlton Road.

However, there is still a need to address safety concerns with the right turn into Charlton Road which will be done under new signal control, addressing safety concerns while maintaining access for the local community.

The plans include a whole junction upgrade to install traffic signals on each arm of the junction, including on the inbound side of Tavistock Road and the right turn into and left turn out of Charlton Road.

The plans also include widening the access into Charlton Road and improving the turning angle, particularly benefitting left turners.

Walking and cycling facilities will also be improved by introducing a traffic island on Charlton Road, allowing pedestrians and cyclists to cross in two stages.

Public Consultation

The results from the public consultation are now available and the report can be viewed here:

  Charlton Road/Tavistock Road junction safety improvements consultation report [PDF, 4MB]

What happens next?

The scheme is subject to transfer of a section of third party land. Once this is resolved and the contract is in place we will be able to provide details of the start date for the installation of the new signals, traffic management arrangements and how you can keep up-to-date with progress.


If you have any queries please do not hesitate to call us on 01752 668000 or email