Road resurfacing ready for roll-out on Lexington Road

Published: 28 April 2020

Lexington Road potholes

Work will begin from Monday 11 May on the Lexington Road scheme

Work will begin from Monday 11 May on the Lexington Road scheme. As before, the final phase of this scheme will be completed under a road closure and is expected to take one week to complete.

In late March, the scheme was suspended. This was to protect residents and the workforce as the Government bought in social distancing measures to slow the spread of Coronavirus.

Derby City Council has worked closely with contractor, Thomas Bow Ltd to make sure that social distancing can be adhered to on site, wherever practicably possible

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues, we want to reassure residents that social distancing will be maintained on site as best as possible, but if anyone sees teams not adhering to this, they can and should report this to us so we can try and keep everyone safe.  Please also respect our key workers delivering an essential service during this time. Any concerns about social distancing on site should be reported to the Public Protection Officers by emailing

The work is expected to take six weeks (in three phases) to complete and will see around 7,000m² of tarmac replaced and repairs made to kerbs and drainage, where necessary.

The work will begin at the Roosevelt Avenue end of Lexington Road and finish at the Sunny Grove end. The road will remain under a complete closure for the duration of the project with a signed diversion route in place. Local businesses will remain open so please continue to support them!

Lexington Road/Winslow Green residents will be able to access their properties at all times, however access to/exit from will still need to follow the phases highlighted. When the contractor’s work approaches your property, please follow their directions.

We understand that roadworks can be frustrating and disruptive but we are aiming to complete the project as quickly and safely as possible with minimal disruption. We’d like to thank residents and businesses in advance for their patience and understanding while we complete these essential works.

To help us get the project completed on time, we’re reminding residents and visitors to remove their vehicles from the road. This will stop significant delays and prevent any risk of vehicles being damaged.

Bins will be collected as usual, so please put your bin out on the normal collection day

A temporary bus stop is being installed at the Trenton Green roundabout so please check directly with operators about any changes to times and routes of bus services.

As Lexington Road has deteriorated significantly, a lower layer of the road called the binder course will also be removed and replaced ensuring that the new surface is longer lasting. Ahead of the resurfacing works, residents may notice some work taking place to tree canopies along the road. This is to safeguard trees to prevent damage and make sure machinery can access the area.

No night or weekend work is planned but this depends on weather and no other urgent work taking a priority. Work will take place between 8.00am and 5.00pm each day.

  • Phase 1 – from Roosevelt Avenue to between Charleston Road and Bridgeport Road
  • Phase 2 – from between Charleston Road and Bridgeport Road to just past Sanderson Road
  • Phase 3 – just past Sanderson Road to Sunny Grove

By completing the work in a phased approach, we can reduce disruption and maintain access to properties on the road. Traffic Marshals will be on site to assist with access to properties but there could be delays so please be patient. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.

Councillor Jonathan Smale, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Streetpride commented:

"This is an essential and overdue piece of work. We do of course appreciate that closing roads is disruptive 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."

The works are being completed by Thomas Bow Ltd on behalf of the Council.

Keep checking this page for updates on progress.

Share this article…
FB   LI   TW   WA   EM