Forder Valley Link Road
About the scheme
The Forder Valley Link Road is a proposed one-kilometre link between William Prance Road in Derriford and the Forder Valley Road/Novorossiysk Road junction, via a bridge over the Bircham Valley.
It will be accompanied by improvements to the Forder Valley roundabout, including a longer merge from the roundabout heading north along on Forder Valley Road and an extra lane heading south towards the roundabout.
By creating an additional route between the A38 and Derriford, avoiding the often heavily congested Manadon roundabout and A386 Tavistock Road, the new link road will help reduce journey times to and from key destinations such as Derriford Hospital, the University of St Mark and St John and the Plymouth Science Park.
It will also help improve bus service reliability and includes safer routes for cyclists and pedestrians.
Together with the Derriford Transport Scheme, Derriford Hospital Interchange, Marjon Link Road and the planned widening of the A386 between Woolwell and The George, this major new infrastructure will be key to unlocking growth in the north of Plymouth, where 4,300 new homes and a new district development of shops and community, leisure and health facilities are planned over the next 15 years.
When will the work start?
Enabling works started on Monday 28 January 2019, this will be followed by the main construction of the scheme which is expected to be complete by Winter 2021.