Nottingham Road resurfacing to begin

Published: 22 October 2019

Nottingham Road

Derby City Council will be carrying out road improvements at Nottingham Road, between Pentagon and Wiltshire Road

Derby City Council will be carrying out road improvements at Nottingham Road, between Pentagon and Wiltshire Road.

The work will begin on Monday 23rd September for ten weeks until Friday 29th November.

It will include repairs to drains, renewing manhole covers and the replacement of approximately 10,100 square metres of road surface and road markings.  The road has seen significant deterioration, so binder course and geogrid will be installed to provide additional rigidity to this heavily used route, once we have planed off the existing surface.

We appreciate this type of work is disruptive and journeys will be delayed.  Our main aim is to get the work completed as quickly and safely as possible.  As a key route into the city, it is important however that we keep this road working and traffic moving.

Working off-peak will lessen the impact of the scheme during the busy parts of the day and so the road will only be closed at off-peak times, between 9.30am and 3.30pm, and then 7.00 pm until 12 midnight, Monday to Friday. Closing the road for the duration of the work is not an option, due to the large volumes of traffic that rely on this route each day.

Work will be carried out in a phased approach to reduce disruption (Nottingham Road Maintenance Scheme - Phased Plan).  This is the safest way to carry out the work, whilst maintaining access.  A signed Nottingham Road Maintenance Scheme - Diversion Plan will be in place.  We will do our best to make sure all properties directly affected by the work can be accessed with minimum disruption.

There will be Traffic Marshals to direct traffic and assist you.  Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times. Business will remain open throughout the work and access will be available.

If you have any questions regarding the scheme itself, please contact us at

Update Tuesday 22nd October: 

We are now half way through week five of the 10 week programme and are currently working on site between Beaufort Street and Cornwall Road, having started at the Pentagon Island end on the Monday 23rd September.  The work is still expected to be completed on time and budget.

Signage has been reviewed and modified where necessary to make clearer the access arrangements for local businesses. We have also carried out a consultation with one local business in particular, to better understand their needs and have adapted the programme to minimise disruption to them. We have also added additional maps onto the website that more clearly identify were we are working and the best approach for access to local businesses. This is reviewed regularly and the maps updated as we progress along Nottingham Road.

Despite the wet weather, short working hours to avoid peak traffic hours and complex traffic management arrangements the contractors are working tirelessly to ensure the works remain on track to complete these essential road repair works.

Update Monday 30th September:

We have now completed week one of the programme and everything is on track. This included a level survey and ground radar survey, excavating the existing concrete bus lay-by opposite Wayzgoose Drive and started planning out the carriageway between Pentagon Island and Wayzgoose Drive ready for resurfacing. We also installed several new gullies and replaced a number of ironwork covers.

This week we will continue to plane out the carriageway between Pentagon Island and St Marks Road, replacing covers and installing new gullies.

All businesses are still open for business on Nottingham Road, the best way to access these businesses currently is to come down Nottingham Road from the Spondon end.

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