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Night time surfacing works on Wyvern Way from Monday 2nd March 2020
Work has been progressing on Wyvern Way and the next stage of work, which includes laying the top layer of road surface, will be carried out overnight and could last up to seven weeks. The road surfacing can only be laid if the weather conditions are suitable and decisions will be made on a daily basis as to what work can be carried out each night. The work will be carried out in two phases and weekly updates will be provided here on our website.
Whilst this work is carried out, night-time closures will be in place between 8.00pm and 6.00am.
Work will also continue during the daytime on the footways and on the construction of the splitter islands and drainage elements on Wyvern Way, Stanier Way, Derwent Parade.
Phase 1 Wyvern Way between Pullman Road and Stanier Way roundabout
Phase 1 commenced on Monday 2nd March. with preparation work being carried out. During week commencing 23rd March, carriageway surfacing works will be carried out on Wyvern Way between Stanier Way roundabout and Pullman Road.
Whilst these overnight closures are in place, access to Wyvern Retail Park/Pride Park will be from A52 Westbound to Wyvern Way off-slip or from Pride Parkway/Derwent Parade. Vehicles needing access to or from Stanier Way will be escorted through the works on Wyvern Way.
Signed diversion routes will be in place for these closures and roads will be opened earlier than stated wherever possible.
Phase 2 Wyvern Way between Derwent Parade roundabout and The Sidings
Once Phase 1 is complete, Phase 2 will involve surfacing works being carried out on Wyvern Way between Derwent Parade roundabout and The Sidings. This phase will take two to three weeks to complete.
As reported in December, the footbridge has arrived on site and has been pieced together on a temporary platform alongside the A52. Work is continuing on site to prepare the bridge including welding, painting and installing lighting. The concrete abutments at either side of the A52 are now in place and the ramps have been delivered.
We anticipate moving the bridge to its permanent location, between Meadow Lane and Wyvern, over the weekend of 18th/19th April 2020. One of the biggest cranes in the country will be used to lift the bridge into place. Moving the bridge is an intricate process and highly weather dependent. Therefore, alternative weekends have been considered should the lift need to be delayed (2nd/3rd May or 9th/10th May). The A52 between Pentagon and Raynesway junctions will be closed in both directions, including Wyvern Way slip roads. The closures will be in place from 8.00pm on Friday to 6.00am on Monday.
Once the new footbridge is in place, there will be further work to be done to the bridge and ramps, this includes applying the anti-slip deck surfacing and safety checks. It is expected that the footbridge will be open to the public from early July 2020.
Council News - 18th December 2019 - New A52 Footbridge arrives on site
Wyvern Way - pedestrian route re-opened and daytime works continue
Overnight works on Wyvern Way were completed as planned by 23rd November. Work is continuing in this area during the daytime.
Pedestrian route - Derwent Parade/Wyvern Way
From Saturday 23rd November, the footway from Derwent Parade was re-opened. Pedestrians are now able to get from Derwent Parade, past Burger King to Wyvernside.
Wyvern Way - between Derwent Parade and Stanier Way
From Monday 25th November, there were some traffic management layout changes on Wyvern Way between Derwent Parade and Stanier Way whilst work continues in the area. The temporary arrangements will continue with traffic only able to enter Pullman Road and The Sidings in an eastbound direction from Derwent Parade roundabout.
The concrete barrier separating the lanes on Wyvern Way has been removed and work is taking place to construct the road along the centre of Wyvern Way.
Work to repair the parapet on the A52 Wyvern overbridge was carried out as planned overnight on Friday 29th November. We also replaced the VMS signs on this stretch of road. Whilst the road was closed our colleagues in Highways Maintenance cleared all the gulleys on the A52 Eastbound between Pentagon and Raynesway, and our Arboricultural Team cut back trees along the footpath between Meadow Lane and Highfield Lane, helping to make the area safer during the evening.
A52 off-slip to Wyvern Way and Wyvern Way roundabouts
The new slip road from the A52 westbound, towards Derby city centre, was opened on Monday 9th September. Drivers can also now benefit from the additional lane on the A52 westbound carriageway from the Raynesway on-slip to Wyvern Way.
The two roundabouts on Wyvern Way – Derwent Parade and Stanier Way - are now open and operating with single lanes of traffic on a temporary basis whilst work is completed in the area.
Work to demolish Meadow Lane Footbridge, which links Chaddesden to the Wyvern and Pride Park areas, was completed successfully and ahead of schedule. Now that the footbridge has been demolished, the next phase will involve works in the area near the Derwent Parade roundabout. As well as needing the space to build the replacement footbridge, work will also take place to realign the slip roads between Wyvern and the A52 Westbound.
Wyvern Way on slip to A52 westbound (towards Derby city centre) – closed from 3rd June 2019 for 13 months
Vehicles travelling from Wyvern/Pride Park will be diverted along Derwent Parade to Pride Parkway (A6), continuing along Station Approach to Cock Pitt, turning right at the traffic lights to Holmes Bridge (A601) around Darwin Place to Eastgate and Pentagon Island.
Last updated Friday 20th March 2020
If you would like to read earlier news on the A52 Wyvern Transport Improvement Scheme, please visit our Timeline page.