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A38 Derby Junctions Improvements

A38 / A61 Little Eaton Island and access from Little Eaton - Traffic Light Timing   (posted November 2017)


Highways England (HE) were contacted regarding the continued delays in relation to the announcement of the Preferred Route (PRA). Highways England reported it remains committed to the project as improving the Derby junctions will help resolve some localised congestion issues, while also making it easier for strategic traffic travelling to and from Birmingham to the M1 to pass through the area quicker. HE report they are progressing with this scheme and will share with us the detail and timings related to the PRA as soon as possible. Once the PRA is made, there will be a further statutory consultation giving everybody the opportunity to have their say on the detailed design for the junction

In response to the Parish Council’s continued safety concerns with respect to the A38 Little Eaton junction, Highways England Traffic engineers have been on site to observe the traffic flows around the roundabout and to adjust the signal timings to allow more time for vehicles exiting Alfreton Road. Several combinations of timings will need to be tried in order to optimise the timings to improve access from Little Eaton while also keeping extra delays on the other approaches to a minimum. This work is ongoing and will require further visits before it is completed.


There have been a number of reported injury accidents at this location, however none of the accidents reported give vehicles running the red lights as a causation factor. Red light cameras cannot be introduced at any location unless there is a history of red light running leading to injuries to road users therefore as the roundabout does not rank highly with numbers and severity of reported injury accidents and the anticipated major improvement starting in 2020, it is unlikely that Highways England will be looking at this location in greater detail at this time.

Highways England Company Limited, General enquiries: 0300 123 5000. National Traffic Operations Centre, 3 Ridgeway, Quinton Business Park, Birmingham B32 1AF info@highwaysengland.co.uk

This page updated 30 November 2017

This page will be progressively developed with news and information as it becomes available to the Parish Council

A38 - Essential Maintenance Works 2  and 3 December 2017 - overnight closure southbound - more information