December 5th 2016

Council Cabinet will be asked to give approval to commence the planned works for the A52 Wyvern Transport Improvement Scheme at its meeting on Wednesday 7th December.

The report provides an update on the complex funding package and the project risks that currently exist, and seeks approval to commence the scheme, purchasing land, placing advance works orders and purchasing key materials.

The scheme aims to address traffic congestion concerns and provide improvements for pedestrians and cyclists using the area.

The scheme includes:

  • extra lanes on the A52, near the Wyvern junctions
  • carriageway resurfacing and replacement safety barriers
  • a new two lane slip road off the A52 into Wyvern/Pride Park
  • a new signal controlled crossroads at the junction of Wyvern Way and Derwent Parade, with bus priority detectors on the westbound approach
  • improvements to help pedestrians and cyclists including new shared use routes and new crossing facilities
  • a replacement wider pedestrian and cycle bridge across the A52 from Meadow Lane, Chaddesden to Wyvern, with ramps so that it is accessible to all users.

Councillor Martin Rawson, Deputy Leader of Derby City Council and Cabinet Member for Communities and City Centre Regeneration said: “I am delighted to see this scheme moving forward as its main aims is to alleviate traffic congestion and to improve safety in and around Pride Park. The improvements will also make it easier for local residents who choose to walk or cycle to the Wyvern and Pride Park areas. I believe that the changes to the scheme will allow everyone using the roads and pedestrian areas to benefit and this has been as a direct result of listening to what businesses and landowners had to say about the proposals.”

The total cost of these works are expected to be around £14.9 million made up of contributions from Derby City Council, Highways England, D2N2 LEP and developers.  The main construction works are expected to start in June 2017, with the advanced works commencing in February 2017.