£9m investment in Highways – planning for year two

Published: 28 May 2021

Workmen repairing Normanton Road

Highway operatives repairing Normanton Road

In March 2020, Derby City Council Cabinet approved £9m additional funding to invest in city highways to be spent over two years. As year one comes to an end, we’re taking a look back at what has been achieved so far and what is planned for 2021/22.

To date, around 20 miles of roads in the city have been resurfaced including major routes like:

  • Normanton Road
  • Ascot Drive
  • Chaddesden Park Road
  • Station Road

A number of smaller projects have been completed by our in-house team thanks to new, state-of-the-art equipment purchased as part of the investment. One piece of equipment, a Multi-hog named Hogzilla has been helping not just with resurfacing roads but has also played a key role during cold weather.

During the exceptional snowfall in early February, Hogzilla was seen out and about in the city centre, ploughing snow and spraying a specialist de-icing solution to keep footways ice free for key workers and those making essential journeys.

Looking forward, Council Cabinet will be asked to approve the spend for the remaining £6m of the total £9m investment at their meeting on Wednesday 10 March.

If approved, residents will see other major routes such as sections of London Road resurfaced. In addition, improvements to critical infrastructure beneath the road surface will take place to help reduce and prevent surface flooding during wet weather.

However, the investment isn’t just about repairing roads and footways, it’s also about taking action now to prevent deterioration of these valuable assets into the future.

A programme of upcoming works will be available for residents to view on our website and on this page. 

A Derby City Council spokesperson commented:

A huge amount of work has taken place so far and the positive impacts of the investment are clear to see.

We know that having well maintained roads is so important to our residents and our roads are a very valuable asset for the city and so, it’s only right that we properly invest in them.
There is a really ambitious plan of work for the year ahead that means we’ll be doing the right work at the right time to safeguard our roads and footways well into the future. In some cases, that means completely resurfacing an area, in other cases it’s about taking preventative action to stop us having to repeatedly patch an area which ultimately causes more disruption and costs more too.

Upcoming works. Updated 9 June, 10.30am.

RoadDetailsEstimated Start DateEstimated Finish Date

Roe Farm Lane (between Wiltshire Road and Mayfield Road junctions)

Road resurfacing with road closure between 8.00am and 6.00pm each day

Wednesday 9 June Friday 11 June

Melton Avenue

Road surface repairs with road closure in place between 8.00am and 3.00pm. Residents and visitors must find alternative parking to ensure work can take place.

Monday 14 June Wednesday 16 June

Holborn Drive, Mackworth

Road resurfacing with closure for the duration of work between Roehampton Drive and Hyde Park Road junctions. Work on site will take place between 8.00am and 6.00pm

Monday 14 June Friday 25 June

Franklyn Drive

Road surface repairs with road closure in place between 8.00am and 3.00pm. Residents and visitors must find alternative parking to ensure work can take place. 

Monday 21 June Thursday 24 June

Pendennis Close

Road surface repairs with road closure in place between 8.00am and 3.00pm. Residents and visitors must find alternative parking to ensure work can take place. 

Friday 25 June Monday 28 June
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