Lanes to be closed on several roads in Chesterfield area in coming weeks – full list of affected routes

Derbyshire County Council has apologised for any inconvenience caused as a result of its summer maintenance programme on dual carriageways in the area.

Monday, 26th July 2021, 12:36 pm

Over the weekend, the A617 at Heath to Chesterfield’s Horns Bridge roundabout was closed as part of the programme – leading to traffic chaos in the area.

A council spokesperson said: “Every summer we carry out a maintenance programme on the dual carriageways in the county that we are responsible for.

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Traffic was heavy across Chesterfield over the weekend because of the A617 closure.

"This work includes cutting the grass on the central reservations and at the sides of the roads, picking up litter, emptying the gullies and drains, fixing any potholes, and any other bit of maintenance work that needs carrying out.

“We've delayed this work by a month in 2021 so we’re kinder to nature by letting the grass grow that bit longer and we give some native species longer to flower and seed.

“Most of the dual carriageways will only have lane closures, but we'll need to fully close some of them to enable the work to be carried out safely.

“We'd like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

“All work could be delayed if the weather is really bad.”

Full list of affected routes

July 26 – A61 Bowshaw – lanes closed from 9.30am to 3.30pm

July 27 – A671 Lordsmill Street – lanes closed from 4am to 11am

July 28 – A619 Markham Road – lanes closed from 4am to 11am

July 29 – A617 Pleasley – lanes closed from 4am to 11am

July 31 and August 1 – A38 South Normanton – lanes closed from 4am to 11am

August 2, 3, 4 and 5 – A6 Chapel bypass – lanes closed from 7am to 3.30pm

August 6 – A6 Taddington – lanes closed from 9.30am to 3.30pm

August 7 – A619 Rother Way – road closed from 4am to 11am

August 9 – A619 Baslow Road – road closed from 6pm to 6am on August 10

August 14 – A61, Chesterfield, Tesco to Horns Bridge roundabout – road closed from 6am to 6pm

August 15 – A61, Chesterfield, Tesco to Whittington – road closed from 6am to 6pm

August 21 and 22 – A61 Dronfield bypass – road closed from 6am to 6pm

August 28 – A617 Doe Lee – lanes closed from 6am to 6pm

August 29 – A6135/A616 junction 30 M1, Barlborough – lanes closed from 4am to 11am

Complaints over Chesterfield closure

On Saturday and Sunday, the A617 at Heath to Chesterfield’s Horns Bridge roundabout was closed between 6am and 6pm.

Drivers reported journeys of up to one hour across the town because of heavy traffic, particularly around the Horns Bridge roundabout and along Derby Road.

Residents in the area have been complaining about the timing of the roadworks on Facebook.

Gary Moore posted: “Should be 6pm to 6am. This work could have been done in lockdown.”

Claire Shaw said: “What a stupid time to close – it should be 6pm to 6am. The village of Heath will love this… not!”

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