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One of Derby's busiest junctions closed from today

The Five Lamps Junction in Derby Photo: ITV Central News

One of Derby's busiest junctions, The Five Lamps junction, will be closed from today for major reconstruction works. It will force lengthy diversions around the city.

The improvements, costing £185,000, will mean that traffic will not be able to exit the city via Garden Street or use Kedleston Road.

Access to City Centre through Five Lamps CLOSED Credit: ITV Central News

People coming out of the city centre will be diverted around the inner ring road and on to Ashbourne Road to Markeaton Island.

Drivers going into the city will be diverted around Broadway and back in along Duffield Road.

Roads closed in Derby Credit: ITV Central

The council says the flow of traffic won't be any worse than during a normal rush hour during school term times.

It's thought that during a normal 24-hour period, 32,000 people use the Five Lamps junction.

The work will take over two weeks to complete.