Western Approach footbridge finally demolished

    Image credit: Plymouth City Council Twitter (@plymouthcc)

    The road has reopened after work started on Monday

    Western Approach has now officially reopened after the footbridge was demolished.

    The structure was torn down piece by piece over a period of 60 hours.

    A road closure was in place from Sunday (27 September) as work began to take down the bridge.

    The work is part of the City Council's plans to regenerate the city centre and link it to the sea at Millbay via the Millbay Boulevard. 

    South West Highways (SWH will now install a new crossing for the north bound lane which will be laid diagonally following more closely the walking routes of locals going from Frankfort Gate to King Street.

    The signals will also be upgraded and better synched with other lights.

    The centre island will be upgraded to allow for additional pedestrian traffic. Kerbing realignment in King Street will also allow for an increase in pedestrian traffic.

    Resurfacing will also be carried out either side of the new pedestrian crossing and the footways re-paved.


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