Derriford Transport Scheme

News and updates

News updates on the scheme and upcoming works are published on our Newsroom, as well as on our Facebook page and Twitter feeds @plymhighways and @plymouthcc.

Lane adjustments to improve traffic flow on Derriford Roundabout

Derriford Transport Scheme update

Derriford Transport Scheme nears completion

William Prance Road to re-open

Video updates from the Derriford Transport Scheme



The Derriford Transport Scheme is creating extra lanes and capacity on the A386 Tavistock Road between Crownhill and Derriford Roundabout.

It is also providing bus priority measures at Derriford Roundabout and the William Prance Road junction, as well as new cycle lanes, improved crossings and more modern and efficient traffic signals.

Walking and cycling improvements will extend north of the roundabout towards the George Park and Ride, as part of the Northern Corridor Walking and Cycling Improvement Scheme.

The Heart-of-the-South-West Local Enterprise Partnership (HotSW LEP) is contributing £10.16 towards the £13.859 million scheme.

Frequently Asked Questions


The scheme will provide more capacity for the large volumes of traffic using this route and help reduce congestion, particularly at peak times.

It will also provide better public transport, walking and cycling links, improving journey times for all road users.

Proposed developments in the northern corridor growth area could see around 4,300 new homes, as well as a new district centre, new shops and businesses and a new school.

This will increase the number of people travelling to and from the north of Plymouth and put further pressure on the road network, which makes these improvements even more vital.

The Derriford Transport Scheme will complement other major infrastructure improvement projects in the area including the proposed Forder Valley Link Road and Woolwell to The George scheme, as well as recently completed Marjon Link Road and Derriford Hospital Interchange.

Keeping traffic moving during works

We’ve been working closely with our contractor (Amey) to monitor traffic flow and make adjustments wherever we can to help keep vehicles moving during the works.

The safety of workers and the public is our absolute priority but we are keeping lanes open, lifting restrictions, adjusting signal timings and working at night wherever possible to minimise delays.

Some disruption is inevitable with a scheme of this scale, particularly on one of the city’s busiest routes. Motorists are advised to allow extra time for their journeys and avoid the area at peak times if they can.

For the latest travel updates follow @plymhighways and @plymouthcc on Twitter.

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Contact us

If you have a query, comment or complaint about the scheme please email or call 01752 668000.