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Although the current restrictions on movement due to the Covid 19 pandemic may have resulted in short term improvements in air quality both locally and nationally, it is suggested these are unlikely to endure once the crisis ends with public transport capacity reduced. The Government remains under a legal obligation to deliver compliance with air quality limits, in the shortest possible time, and has committed to delivering on this obligation by awarding funding to deliver a Roadside NO2 project in Derby.
The Roadside NO2 project includes:
There are some traffic regulation orders (TRO’s) required as part of these junction amendments that will change how vehicular traffic can access Brick Street and Vernon Street, details of which are shown on the following plans and are outlined below
As part of the package of measures junction alterations are required at the Uttoxeter Old Road / Ashbourne Road and Bridge Street / Brick Street junctions. These alterations are required in order to help facilitate the alternative routes in and around the Stafford Street area – the one site of predicted exceedance.
The traffic regulation orders are part of these junction alterations and are required to:
Consultation on the preferred Traffic Management solution identified the removal of the right turn facility into Brick Street for cycles, and the provision of two lanes for all traffic turning into Bridge Street where currently the right hand lane is only used by buses, cycles and taxis to access the Bus Gate on Friar Gate. These proposals enable improvement of the existing crossing points, provision of Toucan crossings, shared use footway and contraflow cycling to provide alternative provision in the area.
To view the TRO please click here