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Local and national headlines from Plymouth as the town faces traffic problems

Hello and welcome to the latest PlymouthLive news live blog. Our blog will focus on local, national and global updates.

We’ll bring you the latest traffic and travel information around Plymouth, plus weather updates as the city prepares for the weekend.

Today we reveal that Devonport Dockyard is set to get a massive new multi-storey car park. This structure, in combination with a small number of parking spaces at the perimeter of the MSCP, will provide a total of 602 spaces on five levels.

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Devonport Royal Dockyard has been selected to provide future deep maintenance support for new Royal Navy submarine platforms in addition to the current workload supporting existing classes of submarines.

This will lead to an infrastructure investment of around £2 billion over the next 10 years and in turn will secure many existing jobs and create many high-skilled employment opportunities in the region. But to meet this demand, the site is the subject of an ambitious development program, modernizing several existing facilities.

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There are also more traffic problems in the city. Motorists were faced with ‘pure chaos’ yesterday due to temporary traffic light outages on Elburton Road, near Haye Road and Woolwell Road.

A motorist in Plymstock said some drivers gave up waiting for traffic lights to change and drove onto the kerb to reach their destination. The driver said: “I’ve just been stuck on a red light for at least 15 minutes with traffic behind me with no end in sight if it turns green.”

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