A38 improvements must be put into place ASAP
WHICH will be completed first, HS2 or the upgrades to the A38 around Derby?
The traffic congestion on this route, around the Little Eaton, Markeaton, and Kingsway roundabouts is getting worse and still nothing is being done about it.
Derby City Council leader Paul Bayliss is said in a report in the Derby Telegraph of February 8 that the council was prepared to spend tens of millions of pounds to bring the HS2 station to Derby.
Was he hoping for a massive lottery win or was he in cloud cuckoo land?
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If Derby is to be established as a potential regional capital, the first and foremost tick in the box has got to be improvements to this section of the A38.
Never mind wasting time on meetings about it or on pointless traffic surveys, let us see positive action.
Plans for a flyover at Little Eaton were on display at the local primary school about 10 years ago. Three designs had been drawn and a decision was to be made as to which one would be implemented.
To people from outside this area that have to travel around the A38, Derby has a reputation as nothing more than a big traffic jam, a place to be avoided.
Ask the truck drivers that lose 30 minutes or more of their driving time or ask the business people or local people who are delayed on getting to and from work.
HS2 will be a benefit to the area but improvements to this section of the A38 are of paramount importance and need to be dealt with sooner rather than later.
V R Williams