|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Derby city centre (SK356357)|
|To:||Wilmorton, Derby (SK371343)|
|Distance:||1.3 miles (2.1 km)|
|Meets:||A601, B6000, A6|
|Route outline (key)|
Route: Derby – Wilmorton
The A5194 begins on the London Road roundabout on the A601, from where it runs South along London Road passing through a signal controlled junction at Midland Road with the B6000. It then crosses the London Road Railway Bridge.
After the railway bridge the A5194 then passes between the RTC Business Park (former Railway Technical Centre) and the Bombardier factory before reaching the houses of Wilmorton. It terminates at a roundabout junction with the A6 Pride Parkway and unclassified Ascot Drive next to Dunelm (the old B&Q).
London Road railway bridge replacement
The London Road railway bridge was, according to Derby City Council, over 135 years old. Towards the end of its life, the bridge was subject to an 18t weight limit. During early 2012, this weight limit was reduced to 7.5t.
London Road was closed between Bateman Street and the RTC Business Park for replacement of the railway bridge on 19 August 2013 with traffic diverted via the A6 Pride Parkway or Ascot Drive and the A514 Osmaston Road. More information can be found on Derby City Council's web site. Drawings of the replacement bridge can be seen on the Council's eplanning web site under reference 06/13/00719. £4.4M of the £7M funding needed was provided for the work by the DfT. The road was initially estimated to remain closed until August 2014; however, Network Rail have had problems with the supply of steel and so the road was not reopened until 27 November 2014.
The A5194 is unsigned as of August 2012 and according to some Derby City Council documents the A5194 does not exist. However DfT documents have proven that it does, and in fact, has existed officially since 13th December 2007 and Derby CC now acknowledge this. The existence of the A5194 was also acknowledged by Google at some point during late 2011 or 2012 and now appears on their maps of Derby.
What this road was between when the A6 was rerouted (late 1990s or early 2000s) and 2007 when it was officially created by the DfT is unclear.