Milestone reached on NO2 reduction work

Published: 31 August 2021

Road works warning triangle

roadworks sign

The Roadside NO2 project has reached a significant milestone with the completion of the junction amendment works.

New traffic signals controlling the junction of Ashbourne Road with Uttoxeter Old Road, Friar gate junction with Bridge Street and the Stafford Street Roundabout have been switched on.

The new traffic signals will be monitored closely over the coming months to ensure a smooth transition and a reduced traffic flow on Stafford St with changes to timings made where needed. It is anticipated there will be some impact on traffic flow into the junction from Uttoxeter New Road. 

The resurfacing work on Uttoxeter Old Road is now also complete with the exception of some minor outstanding road markings will be completed shortly.

Other parts of the NO2 project are progressing well including the modernisation of the ‘urban traffic management’ system.

Further roadworks are still due to be carried out in the area including at The Derby Cathedral School development which will begin towards the end of the summer, affecting the Uttoxeter New Road close to the junction of Great Northern Road, the Uttoxeter Old Road junction with Great Northern Road and Great Northern Road itself.

The Lidl development on Uttoxeter New Road is also well on the way there will be some road disruption before the store’s planned opening.

Councillor Matthew Holmes, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Decarbonisation & Strategic Planning & Transport and Deputy Leader of the Council said:

We’d like to thank everyone for their understanding during the duration of the works.

This is an important project as part of our commitment to tackling climate change and we expect that motorists, pedestrians and cyclists will all benefit from the improved facilities, wider footways and controlled crossings at all traffic signal locations.

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