Drivers and cyclists will now benefit from quicker journeys across Plymouth thanks to a £22 million investment in building the Forder Valley Link Road. The new road, announced by Transport Secretary Chris Gayling, will also help unlock the land north of the city where 4300 homes are planned over the next 15 years. It will also include new walking and cycling routes as well as improving bus connectivity from the east.
The new 1-kilometre road will create an additional route from the east of Plymouth to the north, avoiding the often heavily congested Manadon Roundabout and the A386 Tavistock Road. The road will link the Forder Valley Road and Novorossiysk Road to William Prance Road in Derriford. Work is due to start in April 2019 and should be completed in 3 years.
Source: Department for Transport
This announcement was made as part of a wider investment programme in the south-west to improve connectivity in the region to help boost the area’s economy. The Transport Secretary made this announcement as he was visiting the region to talk with local businesses about how the government can provide the modern and reliable services the region needs.
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