A £12 million grant to fund transport improvements has been granted to Plymouth for use throughout Derriford.
As part of the grant £10.6 million will be contributed towards the Derriford Transport Scheme, which will see a major upgrade to the roundabout and provide additional traffic lanes, new bus lanes and improved traffic signals, as well as improvements to the William Prance Road junction.
A further £1.4 million has been approved for an upgrade of the bus interchange at Derriford Hospital. It will create a new two-way bus link and separate taxi and passenger drop-off points.
It is part of a ‘master plan’ of highway improvements that will help to unlock development and deliver 9,000 new jobs and 3,000 new homes in the north of the city.