A38 Derby Junctions

We are improving the three existing roundabout junctions at A38/A5111 Kingsway, A38/A52 Markeaton and A38/A61 Little Eaton.

Region:  East Midlands
Start date:  TBC
Cost:  £200 million – £250 million
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Improvement Scheme
End date:  TBC
Programme:  

Progress report

The Development Consent Order (DCO) for our proposals for the A38 Derby Junctions was formally closed by the Planning Inspectorate on 8 July 2020. You can view our planning application on the Planning Inspectorate’s website. As you may know, a DCO is a special type of planning application which is needed for a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP).

During the examination period, local authorities, statutory consultees and other interested parties took part in the process and their queries, concerns and views were raised with Highways England and the Planning Inspectorate, through written submissions and at a number of hearings, including an extended period for Virtual Hearings and written submissions. All relevant project documentation, including the written submissions and recordings of the hearings can be found on the Planning Inspectorate website.

Throughout the examination period, the Inspectors have considered all representations made. The Inspectors have engaged with the Highways England project team and interested parties on a range of broad and specific aspects of the scheme. These include compulsory acquisition, traffic and transport, land use, social and economic impact, the environment including Climate Change.

Due to Covid-19, our DCO application documents are no longer available to view at deposit points. For more information on these hearings, the examination of the Application and full timetable (and any amendments to it), including how and when to register to speak at the hearings and how and when to make written submissions, please contact the Planning Inspectorate using the details below, or visit the Planning Inspectorate's website where procedural decisions and notices of hearings are available to download.

Copies of the Application documents, including the draft Development Consent Order, the compulsory acquisition information (including the Land Plans, Book of Reference, Funding Statement and Statement of Reasons) and the Environmental Statement can be viewed and downloaded online at the Planning Inspectorate’s project website. Please contact us on 0300 123 5000 or email A38derbyjunctions@highwaysengland.co.uk if you have difficulty accessing the documents.

What's next?

The Planning Inspectorate (acting on behalf of the Secretary of State) will examine the information submitted in the DCO process and then make a recommendation to the Secretary of State for Transport, who will decide on whether or not the scheme will go ahead.

In the meantime, we‘re continuing to carry out ground investigation works at Kingsway, Markeaton and Little Eaton over the coming months. This important work will input into the detailed design of the scheme in readiness for the Development Consent Order decision.

All our sites have strict safeguarding measures, in line with Public Health England guidance, to prevent the spread of COVID19 and none of our sites are open to the public, closely monitored and the situation is kept under constant review.

Timeline

Date Event
February to March 2015 Non-statutory public consultation
31 January 2018 Preferred route announcement
7 September to 18 October 2018 Statutory public consultation
23 April 2019 Development consent order application
Autumn 2020 Secretary of State decision
March 2021 Start of construction
September 2024 Open for traffic

Why we need this scheme

The A38 is an important route from Birmingham to Derby and through to the M1 at junction 28. Where it passes through Derby, long distance traffic interacts with a large volume of vehicles making local journeys. These interactions create congestion and delays at the following 3 existing roundabout junctions to the west and north of Derby city centre:

  • A38/A5111 Kingsway roundabout
  • A38/A52 Markeaton roundabout
  • A38/A61 Little Eaton roundabout

Highways England is committed to resolving these issues. After delivering improvement schemes at Little Eaton and Markeaton roundabouts in 2014/2015 to reduce congestion in the short term, we have been developing longer term plans to resolve the traffic problems more permanently.

The scheme's objectives

The Government’s strategic vision for the road network is to make journeys better in the Midlands by operating, maintaining and improving major A roads and motorways, through a programme of investment to ensure that the region’s roads are fit for now and the future. The specific objectives of the A38 Derby Junctions scheme are to:

  • reduce congestion and improve the reliability of journey times between Birmingham, Derby and the M1
  • help facilitate regional development and growth in Derby City and its surrounding
  • improve safety for all road users, and for those people living near the junctions
  • connect people by maintaining existing facilities (eg crossings and ramps etc) or providing new means for cyclists, pedestrians and disabled users to cross the road

Aims

The aims of the scheme are to:
  • reduce congestion
  • increase capacity
  • improve journey time reliability
  • improve road safety
  • support local regeneration and development plans

Guidance for people whose property may be affected by one of our schemes

Large scale or major public works alongside or close to a property can reduce its value, making it hard to sell at market rate.

We’ve produced the following documents which help you understand what you can do if you believe your house is impacted by major trunk road proposals or improvements:

Project media files and documents

Project timeline

Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

The latest incident information for England's motorway and trunk routes provided by Highways England

Location : The A38 northbound between the A61 Derby and the junction with the A610 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:03 am
Location : The A38 southbound. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:03 am
Location : The A38 southbound. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:03 am
Location : The A38 southbound between the junctions with the A610 and the A61 Derby. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:03 am
Location : The A52 eastbound between the A5111 and the junction with the M1 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 14 August 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 14 August 2020 to 08:00 on 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 August 2020 to 28 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 8:00 am
Location : The A52 eastbound between the A5111 and the junction with the M1 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 10 August 2020 to 06:00 on 28 August 2020.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 8:00 am
Location : The A52 eastbound entry slip from the A6005 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 14 August 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 14 August 2020 to 08:00 on 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 August 2020 to 28 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 8:00 am
Location : The A5111 northbound between the A6 and the junction with the A52 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 14 August 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 14 August 2020 to 08:00 on 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 August 2020 to 28 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 8:00 am
Location : The A52 westbound entry slip from the A5111 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 14 August 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 14 August 2020 to 08:00 on 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 August 2020 to 28 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 8:00 am
Location : The A38 northbound entry slip from the A50 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 13 August 2020 to 05:00 on 14 August 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 16 August 2020 to 05:00 on 17 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 7:11 pm
Location : The A38 northbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 13 August 2020 to 05:00 on 14 August 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 16 August 2020 to 05:00 on 17 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 7:11 pm
Location : The A38 northbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 13 August 2020 to 05:00 on 14 August 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 16 August 2020 to 05:00 on 17 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 7:11 pm
Location : The A38 northbound between the junctions with the A50 and the A5111 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 13 August 2020 to 05:00 on 14 August 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 16 August 2020 to 05:00 on 17 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 19 August 2020 to 21 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 23 August 2020 to 28 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 7:11 pm
Location : The A38 northbound between the A50 and the junction with the A516 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 13 August 2020 to 05:00 on 14 August 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 16 August 2020 to 05:00 on 17 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 19 August 2020 to 21 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 23 August 2020 to 28 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 7:11 pm
Location : The A52 westbound at the junction with the A5111 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 20:00 on 28 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 7:46 am
Location : The A50 eastbound entry slip from the A38 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 13 August 2020 to 05:00 on 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 8:52 am
Location : The A38 northbound. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 9 August 2020 to 06:00 on 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 10:42 am
Location : The A38 northbound between the A61 Derby and the junction with the A610 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 9 August 2020 to 06:00 on 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 10:42 am

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