Busy Derby Junction repair work to disrupt drivers

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One of the busiest junctions in Derby will be closed for over two weeks for reconstruction work causing disruption for drivers.

Kedleston Road and Garden Street, off Five Lamps Junction, will be shut to traffic from 13 to 29 August.

Derby City Council said work will stop between 25 to 27 August to minimise disruption during the Bank Holiday.

Diversions will be in place to and from the city centre crossroad while "full-scale" repair work is carried out.

'No strength' in road

Motorists driving into the city via Kedleston Road will be diverted to Broadway and Duffield Road.

Traffic leaving the city centre will not be able to travel on Garden Street. Drivers will be diverted along the inner ring road, Friar Gate, Ashbourne Road and the A38.

Nigel Brian, network manager for the city council, said: "The work is centred around the Five Lamps Junction, it's a total reconstruction to a depth of about half a metre to put some strength back into the road.

"The work has got to be carried out because there's long term problems at that junction.

"Over the years it's been patched and re-patched and other solutions have been tried, but fundamentally there's no strength left in the road given the volume of traffic that uses it every day."

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