Most in need communities will have their 20mph requests 'considered first'

A new way of considering 20mph speed limit requests has been approved by Cabinet, and it will help ensure that the communities that would most benefit from lower vehicle speeds are considered first.

Devon County Council’s (DCC) Cabinet (Wednesday December 8) also identified a budget of £100,000 to process the requests for the upcoming financial year.

Currently, all requests...

Traffic officers helping to keep staycation traffic moving on key holiday route

With holiday destinations in Cornwall hotter than the temperatures this summer Highways England is pulling out all the stops to keep staycation traffic moving on the A30.

Highways England traffic officers have been drafted in to patrol key sections of the A30 in Cornwall and Devon during the busy summer months, and are on hand to deal with everything from live lane breakdowns and road...

Have your say on traffic in Newton Abbot

Newton Abbot residents, businesses, commuters and visitors are being asked to give their views on traffic in the town by completing a short online survey.

The Newton Abbot Community Engagement Survey has been created by a partnership of Newton Abbot Town Council, Teignbridge District Council and Devon County Council and will be available online from Thursday June 17.


New control centre to monitor Devon's highway network

Devon’s highway network will be monitored from a new control centre this winter.

Along with its usual preparations for the autumn and winter months, Devon County Council has also relocated its control centre to Sowton in Exeter. The centre monitors Devon’s roads 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The Network Operations Control Centre incorporates the Network Response Team (...

Green light to work up transport plans

A multi-million pound package of schemes to help people get to and from work in Plymouth and the wider travel to work area more easily and more quickly has been shortlisted for funding by the Department of Transport.

Plymouth is one 10 cities to be given the green light to work up more detailed plans for a raft of transport initiatives all designed to keep the city on the move as it...

RAC warns of a long ‘Bad’ Friday on the roads this Easter

The RAC Breakdown Cover team is warning anyone planning to getaway this Easter to expect a long ‘Bad’ Friday on the roads as over five million motorists take to their cars for some well-earned time away.

RAC Traffic Watch data shows a total of 16.8m car journeys will be made over the Easter weekend as people make the most of the long weekend visiting family and friends or enjoying a...

Help finalise transport improvement plans for Derriford

Detailed plans for improving traffic flow in the Derriford area will be on public display next week.

The Derriford Transport Scheme, which will see improvements on the A386 Tavistock Road, aims to reduce congestion and create more road capacity for the extra traffic that will be generated by proposed developments in the area. It will also include better facilities for public transport...

Plymouth Half Marathon route information

Plymouth’s Half Marathon 2015 will be taking place on Sunday 19th April.

This established event is an annual fixture in the city’s calendar and 2015 will see thousands of runners take to the streets, many of whom will be raising money for charity.

Using the city’s streets for the race will cause some changes to usual traffic routes. In planning the event every effort is made...

Take care on the roads this winter

With the cold weather predicted to last for the rest of this week South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust is urging motorists to slow down and ensure their vehicle is ready for winter.

A spokesman for the Trust said: "We have already received numerous call outs this week to motorists who have been involved in a collision due, in part, to the road conditions caused by the...