Mitre Island

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Mitre Island
Location Map ( geo)
The Mitre - Geograph - 2943293.jpg
The Mitre Pub
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Location
Allenton, Derby
County
Derbyshire
Highway Authority
Derby
Junction Type
Roundabout
Roads Joined
A5111, A514
Junctions related to the A5111
Blue Peter Island • Kingsway Roundabout • Raynesway Island • Raynesway Park Junction • Spondon Interchange
Junctions related to the A514
Bonnie Prince Roundabout • Osmaston Road Roundabout

The Mitre Island, also commonly known as the Spider Island, is a signal controlled roundabout named after the nearby pub. The roundabout is between the A514 and A5111 and is often congested.

The Spider
The roundabout is famed locally for the Spider Bridge thus named as it has 4 'legs' and each one has steps and a ramp, so it holds a slight resemblance to a spider. It opened in 1971.

Pictures of the footbridge from which the roundabout gains its popular name (Spider Island) under construction are available here: [1]

Should the M64 and its associated Derby Spur been built, the Derby Spur would have met the A514 and A5111 at a modified Mitre Island.



Mitre Island
Related Pictures
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Spider Island, Allenton, Derby - Geograph - 5276.jpgThe Mitre - Geograph - 2943293.jpg
Other nearby junctions
DerbyAbbey Street Junction • Agard Street Junction • Blue Peter Island • Bonnie Prince Roundabout • Burton Road Roundabout (Derby) • Cathedral Road Junction • Eastgate Junction • Findern Interchange • Friar Gate Junction • King Street Junction (Derby) • Kingsway Roundabout • Little Eaton Roundabout • London Road Roundabout (Derby) • M42 J13 • M42 J14 • Mansfield Road Roundabout • Markeaton Island • Osmaston Road Roundabout • Palm Court Island • Pentagon Island • Raynesway Island • Raynesway Park Junction • Spondon Interchange • The Cock Pitt • Uttoxeter New Road Roundabout