- Amended traffic signal junctions went into operation on the new urban traffic management control system.
- Resurfacing works were completed on Uttoxeter Old Road.
- Automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras were installed at 12 sites and will be operating by the end of 2022.
- Preparation work to develop a monitoring and evaluation tool continued throughout 2022.
Temporary traffic management measures were placed on site with appropriate signage for drivers and pedestrians.
Consultation began on the traffic regulation order for Brick Street.
The preferred Traffic Management solution identified was to remove the right turn facility into Brick Street, for cycles, with the provision of two lanes for all traffic turning into Bridge Street. This allowed the right-hand lane to be used only by buses, cycles and taxis to access the Bus Gate on Friar Gate.
From 25 October, consultation began on the details of the preferred option and mitigation measures to ensure the chosen option was the best for Derby.
Derby City Council proposed the following traffic management measures to manage the traffic flow 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.
To ensure the full air quality benefits were achieved from the proposed changes to Stafford Street traffic management, 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.
Derby City Council submitted an outline business case to Government on 25 February 2019, explaining the preferred option to combat legal exceedance levels of NO2 level in the city.
In July 2018, we consulted on three options.
Following careful consideration of the results with technical evidence, the preferred option identified was a package of traffic management measures.
Consultation results and stakeholder suggestions fed into the initial identification of the mitigation measures and 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 the Government in December 2017, required the Council to deliver a plan to ensure any predicted exceedances in NO2 concentrations were addressed in the shortest possible time.