The road layout at Wyvern Way/Stanier Way junction was altered last night (21st March) as part of the next phase of work to construct a new roundabout at this junction. This is a key phase of the A52 Wyvern Transport Improvement Scheme and once complete will improve facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.
A few issues with this junction have been brought to our attention today and have been looked into by our traffic management team. We will be making changes to the road markings and improving the signage tonight. These changes will help to make the temporary layout easier to understand. We will continue to monitor the situation.
The article on Derby City Council News dated 12th March 2018 gives advanced notice of the next phase of work to be carried out as part of the A52 Wyvern Transport Improvement Scheme.
This phase of work, on the A52 Brian Clough Way between the Pentagon and Raynesway junctions, starts on Saturday 24th March 2018. The construction of the new concrete central reservation barrier needs to be carried out in the daytime and is being done during the Easter school holiday period, when there will be less traffic on the roads.
The current planned programme of works, as shown in this table, may change depending on the weather. Further updates will be issued as necessary.
|Saturday 24th March and Sunday 25th March||Westbound carriageway closed - between 8pm and 6am. The road will be closed from Raynesway to Pentagon Island, including the slip road to Wyvern Way and the slip road on to the A52 from Raynesway
Eastbound lane 2 closed - 24 hours a day - between Pentagon Island and Raynesway
|Monday 26th March to Thursday 29th March||Lane 2 closures - 24 hours a day - on both carriageways between Pentagon and Raynesway junctions|
|Friday 30th March to Monday 2nd April||
All works suspended and traffic management removed for Easter bank holiday weekend
|Tuesday 3rd April to Friday 6th April||Lane 2 closures - 24 hours a day - on both carriageways between Pentagon and Raynesway junctions|
|Saturday 7th April||
All traffic management to be removed no later than 10am
|Monday 9th April to Friday 13th April||Eastbound carriageway closed - between 8pm and 6am - from Pentagon Island to Raynesway, including the Wyvern Way slip road on to the A52
Westbound lane 2 closed - between 8pm and 6am - from Raynesway to Pentagon Island
Council News - 12th March 2018 - https://news.derby.gov.uk/a52-wyvern-transport-improvement-scheme-advanced-notice-of-daytime-lane-closures/
A52 Brian Clough Way Eastbound - evening closures from Monday 8th January 2018
From Monday 8th January 2018, the A52 Brian Clough Way Eastbound between Eastgate/Pentagon Island and Raynesway will be closed overnight. There will be no access to the A52 Eastbound from the Wyvern Way slip road.
The road will be closed Monday to Friday nights from 8.00pm to 6.00am. The road will be closed at 11.00pm on the midweek evenings when Derby County Football Club are playing home games.
The signed diversion routes are shown on this plan - Diversion route - A52 Eastbound Closure Pentagon to Raynesway From 8-1-17 (8mb)
For safety reasons we also need to close the offside lane on Brian Clough Way. Lane 2 westbound will be closed from Raynesway to Pentagon Island at the same times as the eastbound road closure each evening.
Relocation of pedestrian crossing on Wyvern Way - During week commencing 18th December 2017, work took place to move the pedestrian crossing from its current location on Wyvern Way, near Toys R Us, further up Wyvern Way towards Derwent Parade. A temporary footway has been created from the footbridge to the replacement crossing. Temporary lights have been put in place.
A52 Brian Clough Way Eastbound overnight road closures - Work is continuing on the A52 Eastbound with nightly road closures, between Eastgate/Pentagon Island and Wyvern, until Thursday 21st December 2017. There will then be a break over the Christmas/New Year period. When the works start again on Monday 8th January 2018, the closures will be from Pentagon Island to Raynesway, including the slip road from Wyvern Way onto the A52 Eastbound. The road will be closed Monday to Friday nights from 8.00pm to 6.00am. Works will not start until after 11.00pm on the midweek evenings when Derby County Football Club are playing home games.
Derwent Parade/Wyvern Way roundabout - Works will continue on 2nd January 2018 on Derwent Parade near to the Wyvern Way roundabout. This will involve lane closures whilst work is carried out in the footway.
Wyvern Way slip road to A52 westbound – The lane leading from Wyvern Way to the A52 westbound will be narrowed for 3 weeks from 15th January 2018 whilst work is carried out in the verge.
(updated 5th January 2018)
The main works contract for the A52 Wyvern Transport Improvements commenced on 9th October. A small amount of night time work has taken place on the A52 following the introduction of the temporary safety measures and reduced speed limit. Works to construct the new central reservation, drainage improvements and additional lane on the A52 Eastbound are planned to start on 13th November and continue until the end of February 2018. In the meantime the route has been open to accommodate traffic diverted from the Highways England’s night time road closures on the A38 at Little Eaton, which are planned to be completed shortly.
Scheme Update - October 2017 - A52 Scheme main construction works due to start
Between 9th October and 12th October 2017, the A52 Brian Clough Way was closed overnight between Raynesway and Pentagon so that temporary safety barriers could be erected and narrow lanes created. This means that the width of the main carriageway will be reduced for the duration of the works on the A52. Two narrowed lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction during the daytime and when the road is not closed.
Once the barriers are in place, work can start on the A52 Eastbound. This work will be carried out overnight and will take around 20 weeks to complete. No work will take place at weekends. When these works have been completed, the Eastbound side of the A52 will be fully operational.
The next phase of works will then start on the A52 Westbound and Wyvern Junctions. This will be carried out during the daytime and two narrow lanes will be kept open throughout. This phase is planned to start in March 2018 and will last around 20 weeks.
As part of the works, the width of the central reserve is being reduced and a new safety barrier installed. This will give more room to widen the carriageway. Additional lanes will be created in each direction between Wyvern and Raynesway. As well as increasing capacity, the additional lanes will reduce the need for drivers to change lanes.
The improvements on the A52 are part of the wider scheme, which also involves work on Wyvern Way, Stanier Way roundabout, Pullman Road, The Sidings, Derwent Parade junction and the footbridge across the A52 from Meadow Lane. The A52 Wyvern Transport Improvement Scheme - General Arrangement Drawing (6.2 mb) shows the extents of the Scheme.
Work on Wyvern Way is also planned to start in October 2017 and be completed by December 2018. Phase 1 will be offline works which should be completed by the end of January 2018. Phase 2 will be focussed around the Stanier Way Roundabout, this will last until August 2018. Phase 3 involves works on Pullman Road and The Sidings and will start in March 2018.
Work to prepare for the replacement of Meadow Lane footbridge will start in October 2017. The existing bridge will remain in place whilst the replacement bridge is constructed. This will be completed by December 2018.
In November 2017 work will start on the Derwent Parade Junction, this will take a year to complete.
We will minimise disruption as much as we can whilst the changes take place.
(updated 13th October 2017)
Council News - 25th September 2017 - https://news.derby.gov.uk/road-closures-on-a52-wyvern
Scheme Update - September 2017 - Advanced works continue
Scheme Update - August 2017 - Confirmation of D2N2 LEP funding
On Monday 31st July 2017, D2N2 LEP confirmed that £6.72m funding has been awarded towards the A52 Wyvern Transport Improvement Scheme.
Scheme Update - March 2017 - Confirmation of Highways England contribution
Highways England has confirmed a £2.6 million contribution from the Growth and Housing Fund towards the A52 Wyvern Transport Improvement Scheme.
The £100 million fund was set up as part of the government’s £15 billion investment in roads and provides financial contributions towards the cost of road improvements that are needed for new developments, which promise timely delivery of homes and jobs.