A new access road for vehicles coming to our Kingsway Site in Derby is scheduled to open this Wednesday (20 July).
The construction company Kier is building the Manor Kingsway development near to our Kingsway Site. Kier is building a new access road to the housing development, which will also be the access road for our Kingsway Site. Kier has informed us that the new access road should open at some point this Wednesday (20 July) – exact time to be confirmed.
From this date, the current main entranceway to the Kingsway Site will close to vehicles. Vehicle access to Kingsway will be via the new road from the Kingsway retail park island only.
Pedestrian access will remain as at present for a few weeks – that is, via the existing entrance.
Signage has been put in place to inform people of the change of access.
The Kingsway Site includes our Trust headquarters (Ashbourne Centre, pictured), our Centre for Research & Development and other buildings and centres.
UPDATE: Roundabout traffic lights to be switched off
Following a number of difficulties with traffic surrounding the new roundabout adjacent to the Kingsway Site, Derby City Council has taken a decision to temporarily switch the traffic lights off. This will take place at 8pm on Thursday 28 July and the roundabout will revert to traditional give way operation.
The new traffic lights were switched on on Wednesday 13 July following significant changes to the junction, which saw the roundabout enlarged to provide access to the Kingsway Site and Kier housing development. The traffic signals were intended to manage traffic at the junction and also provide much needed facilities for pedestrians; however problems have occurred as a result of significant demand for access to Kingsway Retail park.
A thorough review will now be undertaken by the Council to determine what actions can be taken to improve the operation of the junction. The review will take some time to complete, however Derby City Council will not switch the lights back on until they have a robust plan and are confident the same problems will not arise.