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Derby route to shut for two weeks of major roadworks

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A major roadworks project will see a Derby suburb route close for two weeks from early next week. CityFibre will be rolling out its full fibre broadband in the Sunny Hill area of the city.

Village Street will be closed from Monday (September 5) up until Sunday, September 18, to allow the £45 million city-wide project to continue as planned. The road will be shut either side of its Newdigate Street junction, with signs up warning of closures near the Bethel United Church, and also on the one-way part of the street up to its junction with Sackville Street.

Right turn access onto Village Street from Newdigate Street will be suspended, affecting vehicles travelling from the Osmaston Park Road/Sinfin Lane direction. The work will include the installation of telecoms ducting, associated equipment and network cabling.

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A diversion route will be in place for motorists affected by the Village Street closure via Newdigate Street, Osmaston Park Road, Carnegie Street, Bethulie Road, Balaclava Road, and Village Street. Drivers affected by the right turn suspension will be diverted via Newdigate Street, Kenilworth Avenue, Stenson Road, Walbrook Road, St Thomas Road, and Village Street.

CityFibre network installation construction work has already taken place in the Mackworth, Darley Abbey, Mickleover, and Allestree areas of the city. Dominika Walker, CityFibre’s area manager for Derby, has apologised in advance for any inconvenience caused to Sunny Hill residents over the next couple of weeks.

She said: “CityFibre is investing £45m to deliver a city-wide full fibre network that will future-proof Derby’s digital connectivity for decades to come. All members of our build team are full trained before any work is completed to ensure the highest standards of deployment and reinstatement are maintained throughout.

“We want to assure residents that we do all we can to manage disruption and complete our essential infrastructure works as quickly as possible. As part of our full fibre network rollout in Sunny Hill, we are required to enforce temporary road closures in line with health and safety protocols.

“We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and would like to reassure residents that our team will always be happy to move barriers to enable resident access when asked. The road closure will be in place from Monday 5 to Sunday, September 18 and we will reopen the road as soon as it is safe to do so.”

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