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.”

Overall scheme showing work phases and diversion.

Phase 1A – Five Lamps to just past Highfield Road –

Phase 1B – Highfield Road to Redshaw Street. –

Diversion plan showing Phase 1A & 1B – Five Lamps to Redshaw Street

Phase 2A – Redshaw Street to near Brook Medical Centre

Phase 2B – Brook Medical Centre to Broadway.

Diversion plan showing Phase 2A & 2B– Redshaw Street 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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