DERBYSHIRE: More than £1m being spent on road repairs

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More than £1m is being invested in road repairs and improvements across the county this month.

The money is part of a £35m package Derbyshire County Council is spending on improving the roads in the coming year.

Councillor Dean Collins, deputy cabinet member for jobs, economy and transport, said: “We are committed to repairing and improving roads and pavements across the county – it’s what local people want and expect.

“We want to build a strong economy that creates jobs and supports businesses and a thriving economy needs an efficient transport network.”

During July, the council will carry out work to improve roads in the following districts:

Amber Valley £400,000

• B6179 Butterley Station Bridge, Ripley: major bridge maintenance, bearing replacement and concrete repairs – £150,000

• A6 Milford Bridge, Belper: major bridge maintenance, concrete repairs and preventative maintenance – £100,000

• A609 Main Road/Ryknield Road, Horsley Woodhouse: new traffic lights – £150,000

Bolsover £70,000

• Welbeck Road, Bolsover: pavement resurfacing – £15,000

• Castlefields Greenway, Bolsover: upgrading footpath for local access – £55,000

Chesterfield £11,000

• High Street, New Whittington, Chesterfield: pavement resurfacing – £11,000.

Erewash £80,000

• C359 Cross Street, Long Eaton: road resurfacing – £45,000

• Manor Road/Princess Drive, Borrowash: pavement resurfacing – £10,000

• A609 Nottingham Road/Cavendish Road, Ilkeston: replacing old pedestrian crossing – £25,000.

North East Derbyshire £425,000

• Thanet Street, Clay Cross: traffic light refurbishment – £150,000

• Bowshaw Farm East and West Bridges, Dronfield: bridge repair and waterproofing – £100,000

• Stubley Hollow Bridge, Dronfield: bridge repair and waterproofing – £100,000

• Five Pits Trail in Grassmoor, Williamthorpe and North Wingfield: resurfacing – £50,000

• B6052 High Street/School Street, Eckington: replacing old pedestrian crossing – £25,000

South Derbyshire £175,000

• A444 Main Street/Lullington Road, Overseal: new traffic lights – £150,000

• A511 Station Road, Hatton: replacing old pedestrian crossing – £25,000.

The total cost of road improvements in July is £1,161,000.

For further information about roads, visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk.