Travel upgrades complete at the Morledge

Published: 7 February 2024

blue bus at traffic lights. a new red-paved cycle lane is in the foreground.

The works included upgrades to cycle paths and traffic lights near the bus station.

The latest scheme in a series  of travel improvements for Derby has been completed.

Work at Morledge has now finished, improving access for pedestrians, cyclists and buses, and making sustainable travel a more attractive option for citizens and visitors.

Included in this round of improvements are upgraded footways around the Bus Station and Traffic Street to make it easier for pedestrians to travel between the city centre and Pride Park.

Upgraded footways and new cycle links make it easier for pedestrians and cyclists to travel to and from the Bus Station.

 These improvements are further enhanced by the new crossings, including cyclist crossing facilities, that have also been installed in the area.

New street lighting has also been installed around Morledge, contributing to the improved safety and appearance of the area.

To aid bus travel, the junction from the Bus Station onto Morledge has been upgraded to reduce congestion and improve journey times by allowing more buses to exit at once.

Funded by the Department for Transport’s Transforming Cities Fund, these works were part of Nottingham and Derby’s Transforming Cities programme, delivered by Eurovia Infrastructure Ltd on behalf of Derby City Council.

 Working in partnership, Nottingham City and Derby City Councils secured £161 million to invest in local transport infrastructure that will improve sustainable transport, support growth, and encourage more low carbon journeys.

Councillor Carmel Swan, Cabinet Member for Climate change, Transport and Sustainability, said:

“It’s great to see another travel improvement scheme completed in the city. These upgrades will allow people to access the city centre easily, safely and sustainably.

“Residents will know that there are many more improvements on the way. This is clear to see around Victoria and Albert Street, Corporation Street and Railway Terrace.

“Schemes like these are key to us delivering an effective sustainable transport network for Derby that is fit for a future that will continue to be dominated by climate change.”

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