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Grayling announces £22m towards new road in Plymouth

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Transport secretary Chris Grayling has announced that more than £22 million will be put towards the Forder Valley Link Road. The road should reduce journey times from the east of Plymouth to the north.

The new one kilometre (0.6 mile) road will create an additional route from the east of Plymouth to the north, avoiding the often heavily congested Manadon Roundabout and A386 Tavistock Road. It will link Forder Valley Road and Novorossiysk Road to William Prance Road in Derriford.

Land in the north of the city will be unlocked with the development of the new road, creating 4,300 homes over the next 15 years, as well as new walking and cycling routes, and better bus connectivity from the east.

Grayling said: “This investment is part of our cast-iron commitment to deliver resilient transport across the south-west, building on our ambitious plans to boost the region’s economy through stronger travel connections.”

Work on the new road will begin in April 2019 and is expected to be complete in three years’ time.

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