Improvement work at A38 Little Eaton and Markeaton roundabouts in Derby
|Published date:||20 December 2013|
HIGHWAYS AGENCY News Release issued 20 December 2013
Work to improve safety and increase capacity at the A38 Little Eaton and Markeaton roundabouts in Derby gets underway in the new year.
The scheme begins on Monday 6 January and, subject to weather conditions, is due to be completed by 27 June. Work will involve widening the approaches to both junctions and the roundabout as well as installing new traffic signals.
In order to minimise disruption to motorists, the work will take place when there is less traffic on the road; between 9.30am and 3pm and between 8pm and 6am.
During this time there will be lane closures on all approaches and departures of the roundabout. There will also be a 50 mph speed restriction on the carriageway to the junction and a 30 mph restriction within the junction. Diversions will be in place and clearly signposted.
The scheme is part of a £317 million pinch point improvement programme designed to boost local economies, reduce congestion and improve safety on the strategic road network in England. The programme is part of the UK Government’s growth initiative, outlined during the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement in November 2011.
The pinch point programme provides smaller scale improvements that can deliver big returns by easing congestion and making journey times more reliable for road users, including hauliers and commuters to help boost local economies and drive economic growth.
Kevin Harvey, project manager for the scheme, said:
“By increasing lane capacity, more vehicles will be able to access and exit the roundabout, improving traffic flow and journey times.
“In the long-term, this scheme will help reduce congestion, promote growth and improve safety for road users."
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