Victory Road is now open to the public after a year-long road realignment scheme.

The £8.6 million project has reconfigured the road, now running around the Rolls-Royce site, as opposed to through it.

Final tweaks and work on the road will be completed over the coming weeks, however road users and pedestrians now have full access to the road.

The new route takes users travelling south from Victory Road or Moor Lane via a new ‘Elm Wood Road’, connecting to a new roundabout on Merrill Way, and onwards to Wilmore Road and Infinity Park Derby.

What was Victory Road south of the junction with Moor Lane is now closed and no through route to the public.

This partnership project between Derby City Council and Rolls-Royce project is supported by the local enterprise project (D2N2), who through the Local Growth Fund, Derby City Council were awarded £2m to help contribute to the total project costs.

Council Leader, Councillor Chris Poulter said:

“This is good for Derby.  It is strategically significant as it helps open the door for the emerging Rolls-Royce aerospace campus. I’m sure the opening of the road will also be welcomed by local residents, who have been inconvenienced during the work, and I’d like to thank them for their patience.”

Piotr Hunik, project lead at Rolls-Royce added:

“We would like to express our thanks to the Council and the LEP in their role in bringing our campus together through the aligning of the new Victory Road.

“I would also echo the Council Leader’s sentiments in thanking local residents for their understanding while the work has been carried out, and hope that everyone will benefit from this new road.”

Discussing their contribution to the project, Matthew Wheatley, D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership Interim Chief Executive, said:

“D2N2 is fully committed to Infinity Park as an area for growth in Derby. It is a key asset for the D2N2 area and improvements, such as the Victory Road link to the site, will help to create jobs, attract investment and boost the economy.”

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