Highways England consults on £225m Derby junctions scheme

06/09/2018
Chris Ames

Highways England has published its latest plans for a £225m scheme to upgrade a busy bottleneck in Derby.

The project aims to make journeys between Birmingham and the M1 and through the city 'quicker and simpler' by separating long distance traffic from those making local journeys.

The Kingsway, Markeaton and Little Eaton roundabouts will be replaced with two underpasses and a flyover respectively, with the aim of reducing congestion on the busy route.

Highways England project manager Paul Nagra said: ‘This upgrade is an important development for the A38 and the tens of thousands of people that rely on the road every single day.

‘Once this work is complete it will provide smoother and more reliable journeys along this important route helping support future investment and economic growth opportunities in the area.’

Following a preferred route announcement in January, the design has now been developed in more detail.

The scale of the scheme means that a development consent order is needed. Highways England intends to submit an application in spring 2019.

Subject to development consent, construction is due to start by March 2021 and be completed in September 2024.

A statutory consultation runs from today (7 September) until 18 October 2018 with public information events at various locations throughout the city until 22 September. Download the brochure

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