April 26th 2016

A planning application has been approved for a major scheme to improve traffic flow on the A52 and around the Wyvern and Pride Park.

The scheme, which was subject to major public consultation, is designed to address traffic congestion concerns on the A52 while providing improvements for pedestrians and cyclists using the Wyvern and Pride Park.

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.

David Gartside, Head of Traffic and Transportation at Derby City Council said: “We have been working hard to bring forward proposed improvements at the A52 Wyvern junction. Consultation with the public in late 2015 confirmed that there was considerable support for road improvements to relieve congestion and provide enhanced facilities for pedestrians and cyclists. The granting of planning permission now means that we can push ahead with the scheme and, subject to confirmation of grant funding from the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership we remain on track for construction work to begin in 2017.”

Later this year residents living near the Meadow Lane footbridge will be consulted on the detailed design. Construction of the scheme is planned to start in 2017 and the work will take approximately 18 months to complete.