Major Derby road closure

Work will start today to replace the 135 year-old London Road bridge in Derby with a modern single-span bridge.

London Road in Derby closed, full report

One of the main roads into Derby has been closed today while work is carried out to replace a bridge.

London Road is set to stay shut for 12 months while the bridge which crosses over a railway line is demolished and replaced with a new one.

The city council say traffic diversions have been put in place to try to minimise any disruption.

Phil Brewster reports.

Work begins on Derby bridge

Work has begun to replace the existing London Road bridge in Derby.

London Road bridge in Derby Credit: ITV News Central

The 135-year old structure is crumbling due to age & the amount of traffic crossing over it, and is due to be replaced.

London Road will be closed for approximately 12 months between Bateman Street & the access fir the Rail Technical Centre at Litchurch Lane while the bridge is replaced.

London Road bridge in Derby Credit: ITV News Central

Traffic to & from the city centre will be diverted along the A6 through Pride Park.

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Major Derby bridge to close from today

London Road bridge closure Credit: ITV Central

A major commuter route in and out of Derby city centre will be closed from today for a year.

London Road, which passes over the railway line, will be closed to traffic between Bateman Street and Litchurch Lane while the 135-year-old rail bridge is replaced.

The work is costing £7 million and will take a year to complete.

Road closure in Derby Credit: ITV News Central

Traffic to and from the city centre, including most bus services, will be diverted along the A6 via a signed route through Pride Park.