Proposal for flyovers on Derby A38 – please provide your comments

The Highways Agency has announced plans for upgrading the A38 junctions at Little Eaton, Markeaton Park and Kingsway and welcome comments from the public on their proposals.

A public consultation event will be held at University of Derby Enterprise Centre, Bridge Street, Derby, DE1 3LD on

  • Friday 6th February 12:00 – 20:00
  • Saturday 7th February 10:00 – 16:00

A public consultation will be running from 4th Feb to 13th March and you can submit your comments either by visiting the consultation events and completing a questionnaire or by visiting the website. If you are commenting, please include your views on the necessary provision for cycle usage around the junctions.

Poster about the consultation events

By IanD

I am a regular cyclist and long term member of the DCG, although only active in the last 3 years. I've always enjoyed leisure cycling and have also commuted by cycle when my job has allowed. I am now a regular commuter by bike and bus. Previously undertook membership secretary and newsletter editor roles for the DCG and am now webmaster and treasurer.


  1. Please attend the public meetings if at all possible. As well as your own comments, could you also make the following points regarding cycling:
    1. These schemes must incorporate good cycling routes as well as changes to the roads to give proper alternatives for cycling on local journeys at and near these junctions.
    2.Little Eaton: must preserve the existing cycle route at least to current standard. Must also seek to encourage more cycling and less car use by creating a proper cycle path between Alfreton Road and Little Eaton island. Compulsory purchase will be needed but should not be a problem because compulsory purchase will be required to build the flyover as well, so if it’s good enough for cars it should also be used for cycling.
    3. Markeaton: must create cycle paths on both sides of Kingsway and Queensway to give good access from Mackworth and New Zealand areas to Markeaton Park and Kedleston Road. Must create controlled crossings for cyclists across all exit routes from the Markeaton roundabout.
    Many thanks
    Tony Roelich
    Campaigns co-ordinator

  2. Unfortunately, we have only just found out about the consultation dates ( after the event).
    Perhaps the council could publicise these events a bit better.
    Our comments are:
    Keeping the cycle path/ improving it down to Little Eaton for walkers & cyclists and keeping it open, when the work begins.

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