We will be completing road resurfacing work on The Strand (from Cheapside to St James Street) between Monday 22nd and Thursday 25th June (four days).

The road will be closed throughout the work and a signed diversion will be in place. Parking will not be available on the Strand whilst we’re completing the work but alternative parking is available at the nearby Bold Lane car park. Pavements will remain open and you will be able to visit shops that are open.

The work will include the replacement of the road surface and road markings.  The road has seen a lot of deterioration, so two new layers of road surface will be installed to provide additional strength to this heavily used bus route. As well, we will be treating the concrete joints and cracking currently present.

We appreciate this type of work is disruptive and journeys will be delayed.  Our main aim is to get the work completed as quickly and safely as possible.  We will do our best to make sure all properties directly affected by the work can be accessed with minimum disruption.

We are working with bus companies to minimise disruption, but it is likely that no bus service will run to the following stops: Bold Lane B13, The Strand B14, Victoria Street B15 & B16 and Albert Street B1. Please check with bus operators before making your journey.

This project is one of many being funded as part of the £9 million investment in highway infrastructure.

Councillor Jonathan Smale, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, Public Protection and Streetpride commented:

“We’ve invested additional funding into our highways budget to enable us to undertake more of these essential resurfacing schemes. We know that schemes like this can be disruptive but we hope that local businesses and visitors to the city centre agree that this work is needed and will bring great long term benefits to the area.”

The work will be managed by Thomas Bow Ltd, on behalf of Derby City.

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 resume 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.

Please note that some of the work is difficult to complete with social distancing.  The contractor has provided us with details of how they will work through these as safely as possible.

We would ask that you please respect our key workers completing this essential work.

We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding and hope that you agree this improvement work is long overdue and is very much needed.