A52 Wyvern Transport Improvements

A52 Wyvern Transport   

The A52 Wyvern Transport Improvement Scheme will bring about network management improvements on the A52 Brian Clough Way and in the area around the Wyvern retail park.

Advanced work on the scheme started in February 2017 and the main construction works started in October 2017.  It will take about 18 months to complete.

Councillor Azaf Afsal, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Public Protection said: " The scheme will help to reduce congestion, improve journey times and reliability, provide safer travel opportunities and increase sustainable travel. I would like to thank motorists, residents and businesses for their patience during this time."

The total cost of the Scheme is approximately £14.9m. This will be funded by:

  • £6.9m from the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP); promoting economic growth across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. 
  • £2.6m from the Highways England Growth and Housing Fund, which provides financial contributions towards the cost of road improvements that are needed for new developments, which promise timely delivery of homes and jobs.
  • The rest will come from the City Council's capital programme and contributions from local developers.

Councillor Martin Rawson, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and the Economy said: “the network management improvements will help to reduce congestion in the Pride Park area, the scheme will also support wider economic growth.  The A52 is a vital link for local journeys and to the strategic highway network. It is good to be working with Highways England and D2N2 LEP to address local and regional issues and with developers to unlock the Derby Triangle site”.

David Ralph, Chief Executive of the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “A transport network which functions well is essential for the D2N2 LEP area to continue to grow its economy. In addition to enabling the free flow of goods and services, and commuters, good transport routes increase the accessibility of locations, making them of more interest for future residential and commercial development. The A52 is a key route into and through the LEP’s area, which is why we are investing significantly in its improvement.”

Highways England Asset Manager, Rajinder Kaur, said: “We worked closely with Derby City Council and the D2N2 LEP to secure a £2.6m investment in the A52 Wyvern Transport Improvement Scheme, alongside additional public and private sector contributions. This scheme when completed will provide a capacity enhancement to the strategic road network, allowing the Derby Triangle development site to move forward and enabling the creation of up to 3,000 new jobs.”

 

If you would like to find out more about the scheme, please phone and leave a message for the A52 Project Team, or send an email.

Contact details

Email:
Post address:
Traffic and Transport
Derby City Council
The Council House
Second Floor
Corporation Street
Derby
DE1 2FS
Phone: 01332 640815

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