In March 2017 Highways England confirmed a £2.6m contribution towards the A52 Wyvern Transport Improvement Scheme from the Growth and Housing Fund. A stage 2 application for £6.72m funding towards the Scheme was approved by the D2N2 LEP in July 2017 and the funding agreement completed in September.
Negotiations on the target price have continued with Galliford Try, the main contractor, and it is anticipated that the main works contract will be signed by 6th October 2017.
We are preparing to start the first phase of the main construction works which will involve road closures on the A52 Brian Clough Way. Initially, during the week commencing 9th October 2017 we will need to close the A52 Westbound, from Raynesway to Pentagon, for 2/3 nights between 8.00pm and 6.00am. We will be erecting temporary safety barriers, which will mean the width of the main carriageway will be reduced for the duration of the works on the A52, but two lanes will be maintained.
Once the barriers are in place, the A52 Eastbound, Pentagon to Raynesway, will be closed overnight from 8.00pm to 6.00 am. The road closures will commence on 12th October 2017 and will last up to 20 weeks. Two narrow running lanes will operate in the daytime.
- From 11th to 22nd December 2017, the road will not close until 10.00pm.
- When Derby County Football Club are playing midweek home games, the road will not be closed until after 11.00pm.
- From 23rd December 2017 to 7th January 2018 no works will be carried out and there will be no road closures.
PDF Drawings showing the routes affected and the proposed diversions are available on the A52 Scheme webpage
Works will include reducing the width of the central reserve to give more room to widen the carriageway. This will then enable us to create additional lanes in each direction. Eastbound the third lane will be from the Wyvern Way slip road to the diverge to Raynesway/Spondon. As well as increasing capacity, the additional lane will reduce the need for drivers to change lanes.
When the works have been completed on the eastbound side it will be fully operational and work will then commence on the other side of the carriageway. Works on the A52 Westbound and Wyvern Junctions 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.