Update on Local Roads

April 18, 2018 12:21 PM

Roads make up a lot of our public space so how well they are kept makes a bit difference to the whole area. Thank you to everyone who has been reporting potholes and other problems, either directly to the Council, or using the 'fix my street' app. It means the highways team are rushed off their feet - but hopefully our roads stay safer and smarter.

20mph areas - a reminder

The new 20mph areas north of Burton Road were funded from 'planning gain' money from the expansion of the Royal Derby Hospital. Local councillors had asked residents for their ideas for highway improvements for this area. Other changes that were made included new lowered kerbs and protecting bus stops from parking.

Streets south of Burton Road were also assessed to see if they could be included in the 20mph scheme. Sadly the speeds on too many were over the average maximum of 24mph allowed for a simple change to 20mph. These roads would need physical changes, like road humps.

The last bit of money from the RDH will be used to do an 'after' study on the 20mph area in a few months' time. This will assess how well it is working.

Littleover Village

Local councillors are working with the highways department and shop owners and hope to be able to have the road service road in front of the North View flats renewed during May half term holiday. They are also asking that the area in front of Red Chilli is included, but this is owned by the Co-op.

Brayfield Road

A growing number of drivers seem to be trying to use Cross Close as a route between Normanton Lane / Hollowood Avenue and Wilson Road / Blagreaves Lane. Cllr Lucy Care has asked that the dead end sign by the Brayfield Road shop be refreshed and for satnav companies to be told this is not a through route.

Heron Way

The start of Heron Way is a scatter of holes and patches. Cllr Lucy Care recently asked for it to be inspected. As a result one hole has been filled but the area will be considered for 'surface dressing (tar and chips) later this year.

Eastwood Drive

Thanks to everyone who has been in touch about the Council's plan to add a short right turn lane to Manor Road leading into Eastwood Drive. Cllr Lucy Care said "I've asked if the safety issue can be solved without encouraging extra people to use Eastwood Drive as a cut through Highways and Transport