A £14.9 million project to improve safety and reduce congestion on the A52 (Brian Clough Way), which links Derby with the M1 and Nottingham, will be funded by Derby City Council and the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).
The A52, also known as Brian Clough Way, experiences on average, 72,790 vehicles daily around the Wyvern Way and Pride Park junctions.
To tackle traffic congestion, Derby City Council has successfully bid for project funding from the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership’s Local Growth Fund, which has now been approved by the D2N2 area Infrastructure and Investment Board.
The £14.9million project to widen the A52 around Wyvern Way and install new signalling at the junction will be funded via £6.7m from D2N2’s Local Growth Fund, £1.7m from Derby City Council, £2.6m from the Highways England Growth and Housing Fund, £2.6m from the ‘Derby Triangle’ agreement, £669,000 from the National Productivity Investment Fund, £251,870 in developer contributions and £200,000 from the Local Transport Plan.
Main construction works, due to begin in September and be completed by December 2018, will include:
- extra lanes and a 50mph speed limit on the A52, near the Wyvern junctions;
- extra lanes and improvements on Wyvern Way;
- improvements to Pullman Road, the Stanier Way roundabout and the entrance to the Wyvern Business Park;
- a replacement footbridge linking Meadow Lane, Chaddesden and Wyvern;
- realigned accesses to and from the Wyvern/Pride Park and the A52;
- new signal controlled crossroads at the junction of Wyvern Way and Derwent Parade;
- bus priority detectors on the westbound approach to the traffic signals;
- new shared use pedestrian and cycle routes in Wyvern Way and Pullman Road;
- crossing facilities at junctions;
- replacement safety barriers.
Councillor Martin Rawson, Deputy Leader of Derby City Council said: “I am delighted that D2N2 has agreed to part-fund this project, which will improve safety and reduce congestion on the A52 and Wyvern Way.
“Together with other projects under our City Centre Masterplan we will transform Derby into a vibrant and successful city centre, which in turn will drive the local economy.”