DRIVERS face overnight delays when using the A38 in the coming weeks after details of repair work along the carriageway were revealed.
The Highways Agency will be conducting work to repair vehicle safety fences near to the Clay Mills junction next week and then will be undertaking bridge maintenance in February between Egginton and Branston.
Bosses at the agency have assured the Mail that the work will cause ‘minimal disruption’.
A spokesman for the Highways Agency said: “The A38 slip road northbound on the A38 to Clay Mills and southbound from Clay Mills as well as southbound from the roundabout junction to the A5151 Derby Road will be closed overnight for four nights from Monday, January 27.
“This is being done to allow for the repair of vehicle safety fences in the carriageway.
“The work will be carried out overnight between 9pm and 6am.
“The road closure orders will come into force on Friday, January 24, so people need to be aware.
“Diversion routes via alternative junctions of the A38 will be well signposted along the road.
“Work is also set to take place on the A38 between Egginton and Branston to allow bridge maintenance work to be carried out.
“This will mean that the southbound carriageway of the A38, from its road leading to the A5132 Castle Way to its junction with the slip road leading from the roundabout junction with the A5121 Wellington Road and Branston Road, will have to be closed off for several days.
“The work will be carried out between 8pm and 6am and is expected to start on Monday, February 17 and continue for four nights.
“The road closure order will come into force on Monday, February 10.
“Vehicles being used for police, fire brigade or ambulance purposes and vehicles being used in connection with the works will be exempt from the closure.”
More information is available by calling Colin Jackson on 01216 788620
This work is not connected with attempts to improve safety along the road, which could see changes put in place along a dangerous stretch of the road from Barton to Branston.