Derby City Council is encouraging local people, businesses and visitors to the city to give their thoughts on plans to improve traffic flow on the A38.

The £225 million Highways England project will make journeys between Birmingham and the M1, and through Derby, quicker 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 to reduce congestion.

A number of public information events will be taking place, and the Highways England project team will be on hand to answer any questions the public may have:

  • Breadsall Priory – Wednesday 12th September, between 12.00pm and 8.00pm
  • Haslams Derby RFC – Thursday 13th September, between 12.00pm and 8.00pm
  • Breadsall Memorial Hall – Saturday 15th September, between 2.30pm and 8.00pm
  • Allestree Memorial Hall – Tuesday 18th September, between 10.00am and 1.00pm and 3.30pm and 7.00pm
  • Little Eaton Village Hall – Wednesday 19th September, between 3.30pm and 8.00pm
  • Brackensdale Primary School – Saturday 22nd September, between 10.00am and 4.00pm

If you require any more information on the above events visit the Highways England website

Councillor Chris Poulter, Leader of Derby City Council said:

“We welcome the consultation on the A38 proposals. This is a scheme of national importance with huge potential benefits for our city. The impact on local residents and businesses will be significant but there will be challenges, particularly during the building phase. I would therefore urge as many people as possible to take part in the consultation to influence the process and decision making.

We will seek to work closely with Highways England along with colleagues in Derbyshire County Council to find the best solution for our city. Not only in terms of easing traffic congestion and improving journey times but to support future local development and to contribute to improving air quality in our city.”

The consultation starts on Friday 7th September and runs until 11.59pm on Thursday 18th October, and can be completed online at the Highways England website or by emailing Highways England.