Disruption at Chesterfield's Horns Bridge roundabout beckons

Road disruption looms in Chesterfield as Yorkshire Water is set to start sewer improvement work at Horns Bridge roundabout.

Monday, 31st July 2017, 4:20 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:43 pm
Chesterfield's Horns Bridge roundabout. Picture by Stave Fairburn, of www.rise-above-it.co.uk
Chesterfield's Horns Bridge roundabout. Picture by Stave Fairburn, of www.rise-above-it.co.uk

The work - which begins tomorrow and is expected to be completed by the end of September - will be carried out between 7pm and 7am. Between these hours, a lane will be coned off at the busy roundabout. In addition, there will be a lane restriction on the A617 southbound. However, these cones will be removed every morning and the roundabout will be fully opened by 7am in time for the rush-hour traffic.

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The project will see Yorkshire Water's contract partner, Mott MacDonald Bentley, improving a sewer overflow just off the roundabout to cut the risk of sewer flooding in times of heavy rainfall.

James Jackson, Yorkshire Water's project manager, said: "This is an important project which will reduce the risk of flooding while bringing about improvements to the local environment.

"We appreciate this is a busy roundabout which is why we've liaised with the local highways to hopefully reduce any impacts to motorists."