Work to amend the following junctions began in February 2021:
- Ashbourne Road / Brick Street / Friar Gate and Uttoxeter Old Road
- Bridge Street and Friar Gate
Changes will be made to kerb lines and traffic signals at these junctions. To help shorten the duration of the works, the end of Brick Street will be closed during this phase of the works which will result in a short diversion for drivers.
There will be temporary traffic management measures on site with appropriate signage for drivers and pedestrians.
Work to the Stafford Street / Uttoxeter New Road / Mercian Way and Curzon Street roundabout junction are programmed to start March / April 2021.
Works are expected to continue through to June 2021.
In July 2020 consultation began on the traffic regulation order for the Brick Street. 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.
More information about the Traffic Regulations Orders can be found on our Proposed Traffic Regulation Orders page.
From 25 October, consultation began on the details of the preferred option and mitigation measures, to ensure the chosen option was the best option for Derby.
Derby City Council proposed the following traffic management measures to manage the flow of traffic in and around Stafford Street including the roads closest to the exceedance location:
- changes to the junctions at either end of Stafford Street to restrict traffic flow in the most sensitive area
- changes to improve capacity at the Ashbourne Road / Uttoxeter Old Road junction to help provide alternative route choices
- traffic management measures to support alternative routes such as Uttoxeter Old Road
In order to ensure that the full air quality benefits are achieved from the proposed changes to Stafford Street traffic management, the following changes were proposed at the Ashbourne Road / Uttoxeter Old Road junction to achieve:
- two general traffic lanes from Uttoxeter Old Road into Friar Gate, and two lanes of general traffic from Friar Gate into Bridge Street
Following consultation on the preferred option changes were made and an outline Business case was submitted in November.
In order to collect additional data along the traffic redistribution routes, further diffusion tubes were installed in January 2019.
Derby City Council submitted an outline business case to government on Monday 25 February 2019, which set out the preferred option to combat exceedances of the legal NO2 level in the city.
The outline business case put forward a traffic management solution to tackle the one area of exceedance identified on Stafford Street and included several junction design changes and a significant modernisation of the Council’s urban traffic management system.
In July 2018, we consulted on three options.
Following careful consideration of the results, along with technical evidence the preferred option which was identified was traffic management measures package.
Consultation results and stakeholder suggestion fed into the initial identification of the mitigation measures and into the development of the Clean Air Fund (CAF) bid.
Following the release of the Government ‘s UK Plan to tackle roadside nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels, Derby was identified as one of five authorities (outside London) required to implement an action plan to improve air quality. Alongside Birmingham, Leeds, Nottingham and Southampton, Derby was included in this ‘first wave’ because national modelling suggested locations existed on the city’s transport network where NO2 concentrations would exceed prescribed limits by 2020, if no action was taken. These prescribed limits were determined by EU legislation in 2008 and have subsequently been adopted into UK legislation.
A ministerial direction issued by government in December 2017, required the Council to deliver a plan that would ensure any predicted exceedances in NO2 concentrations are addressed in the shortest possible time.