Update: Thursday 15th August
At the end of the third week, the scheme is on programme, with surfacing, drainage and road marking works substantially completed between Five Lamps and Cowley Street.
High friction carriageway surfacing at the Five Lamps will take place on Friday 16th August (weather permitting). A short closure will be necessary to complete this work and diversion route signs will be displayed.
Work has commenced on Phase 2a and 2b with road planing, drainage, and resurfacing work between Cowley street and Broadway. Access to residents properties and businesses premises located between Five Lamps and Cowley Street will now be available from Five Lamps. However, Kedleston Road will be closed to through traffic at Cowley Street.
Properties between Cowley Street and Broadway should be accessed from the Broadway end of Kedleston Road. Businesses on Kedleston Road remain open and are accessible, so please continue to support our local retailers.
At the same time as our work, Severn Trent are making repairs to their assets.
We would like to remind all residents and their visitors to make sure they have made any necessary arrangements to move vehicles that are parked on Kedleston Road that are in the areas where we are working as this can slow down progress significantly.
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.
Update: Friday 2nd August
Our contractor has been working between Five Lamps and Cowley Street and progress is going well in the first week of the scheme, despite concerns with the weather.
Repairs to drains and kerbs have been carried out and replacement manhole and drain covers have been fitted. 4,500 sq.m of the road surface have been prepared in readiness for the resurfacing and road marking work, which are due to take place next week, weather permitting.
Once this first section is complete, access to residents properties and businesses located between Five Lamps and Cowley Street will be open from Five Lamps.
Please be aware: Kedleston Road will be closed to through traffic at Cowley Street.
Businesses on Kedleston Road will remain open, so please continue to support our local retailers.
Properties between Cowley Street and Broadway can be accessed from the Broadway end of Kedleston Road. All local residents and their visitors to please remove your cars from the area being constructed, as this can significantly slow down progress of work.
Derby City Council will be carrying out long awaited road improvements on Kedleston Road, between Five Lamps and Broadway, from Monday 29th July until Saturday 31st August.
Derby City Council received more complaints about this road from residents and the travelling public than any other during 2018/19 and the scheme was chosen as a neighbourhood priority by ward councillors during 2019/20.
As a key route into the city, it is important that we keep this road working and traffic moving and the work has been scheduled to coincide with the school summer holidays when traffic levels are at their lowest.
The work will be completed by Thomas Bow Ltd, on behalf of Derby City Council and will include repairs to drains, renewing manhole covers and the replacement of approximately 9,000 square metres of road surface and road markings.
Work will be carried out in a phased road closure to reduce disruption as this is the most efficient way to carry out the work. A signed diversion route will be in place. Phase one will see the road closed between Five Lamps and Redshaw St and Phase two will be between Redshaw St and Broadway.
We will do our best to make sure all properties directly affected by the road closure can be accessed with minimum disruption and pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.
Residents on the surrounding streets will need to take alternative routes and full details of all diversion routes are available below. Bus companies have been consulted and they will advise customers of changes to services and refuse will be collected as normal.
Businesses will also remain open for the duration of the work, so please continue to support our local retailers.
Councillor Jonathon Smale, Cabinet Member for Communities, Neighbourhoods and Streetpride said:
“This is an essential and overdue piece of work and I’m happy that it is going to be completed over the summer. However, we do of course appreciate that closing roads is disruptive at any time of year and that journeys will be delayed. Our main aim is to get the work completed as quickly and safely as possible. If we do not complete this work now, we face even more costly repairs at a later stage, as the road deteriorates further. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.”
Phase 1A – Five Lamps to just past Highfield Road –
Phase 1B – Highfield Road to Redshaw Street. –
Phase 2A – Redshaw Street to near Brook Medical Centre
Phase 2B – Brook Medical Centre to Broadway.
We understand the work will cause some disruption to you and we are working to a very tight programme. The traffic management is complex but necessary to ensure work is completed safely and as efficiently as possible. 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 for both residents and the travelling public.
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