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The Cock Pitt

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The Cock Pitt
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Highway Authority
Junction Type
Signal Controlled
Roads Joined
A6, A601

The Cock Pitt is a large junction in Derby, junction 3 of the inner ring road, composed of what could be thought of as a number of separate signal-controlled junctions.

It was built as a large roundabout, which ran under the car park and around what's now part of the bus station. This was converted to the present layout in 2007.


Route To Notes


Loughborough, Pride Park, Station, Park & Ride Car Park Uses 'becomes primary soon' green patch

Inner ring
road (N)

Mansfield (A38), Chesterfield (A61), Matlock (A6), Nottingham (A52), Ashbourne (A52)

Inner ring
road (S)

Melbourne (A514), Burton (A38), Liversage Street Car Park, Westfield Centre & Basement Car Parks
Westfield Riverside Car Park The Cock Pitt
Shopmobility, Assembly Rooms Car Park Morledge

The Cock Pitt also has exits to the Morledge, Derby Bus Station, The Cock Pitt multi-story car park and a bus only exit to Siddals Road.


In 'Traffic in Derby 1964-2010', the Cock Pitt was planned as a grade separated roundabout with a large car park in the centre (not built until 1998). The plans for grade separation are given away by the flared carriageways which can be seen on aerial photographs.

The Cock Pitt was constructed with Phase II of St Alkmund's Way, and opened to traffic on the 30th July 1972 as a roundabout junction. It was subsequently altered to become a series of smaller, signal controlled junctions. This was done between 2006 and 2009 to allow access to the new bus station and Riverlights development.

The Cock Pitt is named after the road it was built on top of, Cock Pitt Hill.

The Cock Pitt
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