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Plymouth roadworks: Key dates for road closures

Several roads in Plymouth will be shut over the next three months as major roadworks continue near Derriford Hospital.

The £12 million 'Derriford Transport Scheme' is an upgrade to the A386, which serves as the main arterial route from Plymouth City Centre to Derriford Hospital in the north of the city.

Two diversions will be put into place to assist motorists. Credit: ITV West Country

The scheme began in January, but has been hit by delays, including the discovery of several grenades under a roundabout, which stopped work for several days.

Plymouth City Council insist that the improvement works are being completed on their original schedule, in phased sections.

Councillors hope that the restrictions will be lifted by March next year.

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Looseleigh Lane will close in a number of directions in the new year, with the first seeing the road from its junction with Derriford Roundabout in the northerly direction shut from the end of November.

Five phases of the works will be completed in early 2018 but will see significant closures over the Christmas period.

This comes traffic chiefs confirmed work on a major junction, William Prance Road came to an end. This phase will see work carried out on the opposite side of Derriford Roundabout.

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The second phase of the work will start on December 11 and will see the same part of the road close in the southerly direction for two to three weeks. A part of Tavistock Road will also close at the same time.

A diversion will be set up and will take cars through Looseleigh Lane, Tamerton Foliot Road, Southway Drive and Tavistock Road.