NewsWednesday 31st August 2016
STANBOROUGH CROSS NOW OPEN
Stanborough Cross is now fully open, marking a significant milestone both in the construction of the new South Hams community ‘Sherford’, and in improving traffic flow within the wider Plymstock area. The temporary traffic management systems previously in place have now been removed.
Significant improvements made to the road include, replacing the existing roundabout with a signalised junction, the widening of Haye Road, as well as the removal of traffic islands. This will significantly improve the movement of traffic within the local area, as well as reducing the build-up of traffic during peak travel times. The works also improve general driver and pedestrian safety with the inclusion of additional traffic management systems, and new footpaths.
The roadworks will accommodate the increase in movement from the residents set to live in Sherford, and are part of a broader strategy to improve and enhance transport links in the Plympton, Elburton and Plymstock areas, which are set to include new high capacity public transport links, including two new Park and Ride sites.
Ian Pugsley, Project Director, Taylor Wimpey & Sherford Consortium, said: “We would like to thank the public for their continued patience and understanding whilst these infrastructure works have been taking place. Stanborough Cross was outdated in its design, and the changes are set to reduce traffic queues in the Plymstock area, making the commute to work and homes easier, and most importantly safer.”
“The work marks a significant moment in the development of Sherford, with the first homes set to be completed as early as next year. We are working with local authorities to ensure consideration is properly given to allow for the increase in residents travelling from the new town. These improvements will not only benefit Sherford residents, but for all those who travel in the local area.”