Maid Marian Way / Tollhouse Hill junction improvements


Why are the changes being considered?

Funding has been secured from the central government ‘Future High Street Fund’ for a scheme that seeks to improve connectivity within the city centre by changing the highway layout to reduce vehicular dominance and provide additional green space on an important gateway into the city.

The existing roundabout layout offers a poor environment for pedestrians and cyclists which can act as a barrier to movement between the City Centre, Derby Road and the theatre/ castle area to the west of Maid Marian Way.

What will the changes mean?

The scheme seeks to replace the roundabout with a traffic light controlled ‘T’ junction which will incorporate pedestrian crossing points and improved cycle facilities.   The current green space in the middle of the roundabout will be removed and instead areas of planting will be created around the edges of the new junction creating a more attractive space to walk through.

In addition, the junction of Mount Street and Maid Marian Way will be altered to make it simpler for pedestrians to cross the road.

Traffic heading south from the western (Castle) side of Maid Marian Way currently has to turn left from Mount Street and ‘U’ turn at the roundabout.   Under the proposals, traffic will be able to turn right from Mount Street making the journey simpler and reducing vehicular miles and emissions.

A new left turn will be opened up on Park Row to allow traffic to head north onto Maid Marian Way.


What are the next steps?

We are seeking your views on the proposed changes; any comments received will be reviewed and considered to take forward into the detailed design phase.

The landscape design will be developed further and the plan is to undertake more engagement on these ideas along with options for public art early in 2023.  At this stage, formal consultation will take place on changes to the Traffic Regulation Orders.

When might construction works begin?

Construction works could start on site in the Summer of 2023 and expected to be completed in 2024.

Where can I see more information on the proposals?

Further information including scheme plans can be found below:

A consultation survey has now taken place (the survey closed on Sunday 18 December). We will review the feedback and take it on board before we continue with the next phase of planning.