Following the successful installation of the new A52 footbridge, alongside the continuing improvement scheme, a major resurfacing programme is to be completed as we continue to make this key route safe and serviceable.

The road resurfacing between Pentagon to Raynesway is scheduled to take place over the next few weeks and will complete the length of the city maintained section of the A52 that has not been completed as part of the Wyvern Transport Improvement Scheme.

Work will be completed by Thomas Bow Ltd on behalf of Derby City Council and will be completed in phases:

Phase 1 – From Raynesway to Wyvern – Inbound

  • A road closure will be in place from 8.00pm on Friday 5th June to 6.00am Monday 8th June
  • Inbound only will be closed
  • A total of 4620sqm to be planed and resurfaced and new road markings applied
  • Some repairs to gullies and ironwork will also be completed

Phase 2 – From Wyvern to Raynesway – Outbound

Due to the unfavourable weather forecast given out for this weekend, 12th June –15th June, Phase 2 of the resurfacing works on the A52 outbound between Wyvern and Raynesway has been postponed until the following weekend from 8.00pm on Friday 19th June – to 6.00am Monday 22nd June.  This weekend had previously been put aside as a contingency weekend and it was hoped that the works would go ahead as planned and it wouldn’t be needed.  Postponing the resurfacing work until more favourable weather gives better conditions for laying the new A52 road surface.

  • Both directions will be closed
  • A total of 3190sqm to be planed and resurfaced and new road markings applied
  • Some repairs to gullies and ironwork will also be completed

Please note however, that road closures will still be in place on the A52 for bridgeworks, from 7.00am until 5.00pm on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th June as part of the Wyvern Transport Improvement Scheme.

Phase 3 – From Wyvern to Pentagon – Inbound and Phase 4    From Pentagon to Wyvern – Outbound

  • Three weeks of weeknight closures will be in place in both directions from Monday 29th June to Friday 17th July between 8.00pm and 6.00am
  • Phase 3 – a total of 10,564sqm to be repaired.  This section requires additional treatment, including a lower binder course and a geogrid to the give the road structure additional rigidity for its expected traffic use.  All road markings will be replaced
  • Phase 4 – a total of 9,760sqm to be planed and resurfaced and new road markings applied, with some repairs to gullies and ironwork.
  • All work will be completed overnight and made safe in the morning, prior to reopening for traffic
  • During the construction of Phase 3, the road surface will be temporary. A 40mph speed limit will be in place and travelling public are asked to drive with caution
  • All gullies will be cleansed on each phase and ensure they are running smoothly

With all phases we hope to have the work completed before the stated opening times, subject to good weather and no unforeseen circumstances. An additional closure for the weekend commencing 19th June has also been scheduled as a contingency only, for either the resurfacing work or the Wyvern Transport Improvement Scheme, should any work not be completed to schedule.

During COVID-19, it is important that we maintain our road networks too, so that essential supplies as well as emergency workers can travel to where they are needed most.  We have worked closely with our contractor to make sure that we can complete work where it is safe and appropriate to do so.  The contractor is working to Public Health England and Construction Industry Council guidance on social distancing and safety operations.

Cllr Jonathan Smale, Cabinet Member for Communities, Neighbourhoods and Streetpride said:

“This vital resurfacing work is being funded from the additional £9m awarded for highways maintenance by this cabinet in March. Over the next two years we will be able to maximise the number of improvements we can complete to the Councils most valuable assets.

“As always, we thank you for your cooperation and patience and hope you agree this much needed improvement work will make a vast difference to this key route into the city.”