Works to construct a bridle path between Oaklands Avenue and Millennium Park will begin on Monday 24th September.

The Derby City Council scheme, funded from Section 106 Developer Contributions, will follow the route of the present driveway leading to Prize Farm and beyond there to Millennium Park, running to the side of the semi-mature wood and linking with the existing wide path from Moorway Lane.

The short section of driveway leading from Oaklands Avenue, which provides access to a number of homes, will be resurfaced.

Further improvements are also proposed to provide a new off-road pedestrian cycle path leading to Moorway Lane and Derby Moor Academy.

In preparation for the construction works, a number of trees will be trimmed, along with some minor hedge and vegetation removal.  This work will begin on Monday 17th September.

Councillor Alan Grimadell, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism said:

“I am delighted that these works are underway.  The new path will provide much improved links for local people, allowing them better access to our parks and open spaces.  It will also encourage more people to walk and cycle, improving not only the health and wellbeing of our residents, but also the air quality across our city.”

The construction works will take approximately nine weeks to complete, and during this time, the contractor will endeavour to keep disruption to a minimum.