February 5th 2020

With over 18 million vehicles using the road each year, the A52 Wyvern Transport Improvement Scheme is a key infrastructure project for our city, which will bring significant benefits to a congested part of Derby’s principal road network, offering improved access to the city and supporting wider economic growth.

The next phase of intensive works will begin on Monday 10th February:

A52 eastbound closed between Pentagon and Raynesway junctions, including Wyvern Way slip roads.

The overnight closure will be in place, Monday to Friday between 8.00pm and 6.00am, from 10th February until 13th March 2020, whilst works take place to install the safety barriers to the edge of the carriageway to protect the bridge once it is erected.

A52 westbound to Wyvern Way off slip closed.
This closure will take place on Friday 28th February between 8.00pm and 6.00am to install the safety barrier in front of the southern abutment of the bridge.

Nighttime surfacing works to Wyvern Way, including Derwent Parade and Stanier Way roundabout.
This work will commence on Monday 2nd March 2020 and last up to seven weeks. This will be carried out in two phases between 8.00pm and 6.00am (except Tuesday 17th March, when the closure will be from 11.00pm until 6.00am). For the first two weeks the A52 eastbound between Pentagon and Raynesway junctions, including Wyvern Way slip roads, will also be closed. The dates for the phases may vary depending on the weather, so weekly updates will be provided.

  • Phase 1 – Stanier Way roundabout and Wyvern Way to Pullman Road
    • Access to Wyvern Retail Park / Pride Park will be from A52 westbound to Wyvern Way off-slip, or Pride Parkway, Derwent Parade.
    • The Sidings junction with Wyvern Way will be closed. Vehicles using Wyvern Retail Park will need to enter and exit via Pullman Road.
    • Vehicles needing access to/from Stanier Way will be escorted through the works on Wyvern Way.
    • Vehicles leaving Wyvern Retail Park / Pride Park will be diverted along Derwent Parade, Pride Parkway, A6 Pride Parkway, Darwin Place, Eastgate, Pentagon Island, A6005 Nottingham Road, A6005 Derby Road.
  • Phase 2 – Derwent Parade roundabout and Wyvern Way to the Sidings
    • Access to Wyvern Retail Park / Stanier Way will be from Wyvern Way slip road from A52 eastbound.
    • Vehicles leaving Wyvern Retail Park will be diverted eastbound along Wyvern Way to the slip road to the A52 eastbound.
    • Pullman Road / Wyvern Way junction will be closed.
    • Wyvernside will be closed at the junction of Wyvern Way.
    • Temporary signals will be in place on the bus lane along Chequers Road to allow access to Costco, Burger King, Pizza Hut and KFC during the overnight closures

Advance warning signs have been installed, and signed diversions will be in place. Full details are available on our website.

Shops and businesses on Wyvern and Pride Park will be open for business as usual throughout the works.

Local businesses attended a drop in event today at Pride Park Stadium to discuss the upcoming works, and ongoing programme, and local residents are invited to attend a drop in session on Tuesday 11th February, at the Scout Hut on Meadow Lane, between 4.00pm and 7.00pm. If residents are unable to attend, but wish to ask any questions about the works, they are encouraged to email traffic.management@derby.gov.uk

The new footbridge arrived on site back in December, and work has been underway to piece together the 23 sections of the brand new bridge that will link the residential area of Chaddesden to the Wyvern and Pride Park. The bridge is due to be installed over the weekend of 18th and 19th April, and will be lifted into place on one of the biggest cranes in the country. The crane itself will arrive on 12 lorries and will take five days to construct.

The Council will work with the local businesses to arrange a viewing event to allow people to watch the footbridge being installed. Following the installation there will be two weeks of overnight closures whilst further work is carried out. It is expected that the bridge will be open to the public by early July.

Councillor Matthew Holmes, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Leadership, Regeneration and Public Protection said:

“The scheme has been progressing well and I would again like to thank local businesses, residents and motorists for their continued patience and cooperation. Once completed the scheme will bring significant long term benefits to the city.”

More information on the improvements works are available on the website