Work has begun on the part-Growth Deal funded Charles Cross Transport Improvement Scheme in Plymouth; and are expected to be completed by winter this year.
Charles Cross roundabout is one of the city’s busiest junctions and is on the route for the majority of the city’s buses.
When completed, the scheme will help enable economic growth in Plymouth, and reduce delays by creating more space on the roundabout for all vehicles whilst making crossings friendlier for pedestrians and cyclists.
Minister for Local Growth, Jake Berry, said: “The Government is committed to boosting economic growth across the whole of the UK and building a Britain fit for the future.
“We are backing improvements to this key part of Plymouth’s infrastructure with £2.1m from the Local Growth Fund which, when they are completed, will make journeys quicker and easier for local people and visitors.”
LEP Chair , Steve Hindley, CBE DL said: “The Charles Cross Transport Improvement Scheme is part of the LEP’s portfolio of projects partly funded by the Growth Deal, which aim to raise productivity and prosperity throughout Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay.
“The works will ease congestion and improve access for buses, cyclists and pedestrians, therefore enabling the increased development in Plymouth for housing and employment space. We are pleased to have allocated £2.1m towards this important scheme and look forward to seeing it progress on site.”
More information on the scheme is available here