A new one-way system on the loop road around the Royal Derby Hospital will go live on Monday, 10th April.
Patients and visitors are being asked to take care this weekend as final preparations take place. Entrance B (first entrance off Uttoxeter Road for traffic coming from the city) will be closed to all traffic from 8.15pm on Saturday evening for the rest of the weekend. Traffic will be able to use the entrance off the roundabout as usual.
From 6.00am on Monday, the new one-way system on the hospital loop road will come into effect, taking traffic around the hospital. New traffic lights on Uttoxeter Road, located at the first entrance to the RDH site, will be switched on to help control the entry and exit of traffic from this entrance.
Paul Brooks, Associate Director at Derby Teaching Hospitals who is in charge of the project said:
“I want to thank people for their understanding as we’ve been making changes to prepare for the introduction of the new one-way system. Our aim is to improve the flow of traffic around the hospital site; by creating queuing lanes and passing lanes, we will be able to keep traffic moving and we’ll be able to direct people to our car parks at the back of the site where we can have parking spaces available.”
From Monday visitors will notice several changes:
- Traffic entering the hospital site at Entrance B will be controlled by the new traffic lights and will flow onto the site across the front of car park 8 before travelling anti-clockwise. Traffic entering here will no longer be able to turn left.
- Traffic leaving the site at Entrance B will also be controlled by the new traffic lights and will leave in two lanes to join Uttoxeter Road
- Traffic entering at Entrance A will turn right to go anti-clockwise around the site. Traffic turning left will only be able to access short stay car park 8
- New entry points will also be opened for car parks 4 & 6
You can find a map showing the new one-way system on the Royal Derby Hospital website.