Traffic diversion route through Derbyshire village ‘terrifying’ and ‘unsafe’

A submitted picture of the traffic chaos in Troway, north Derbyshire.
A submitted picture of the traffic chaos in Troway, north Derbyshire.

A diversion route through a small village has been slammed as ‘terrifying’ and ‘unsafe’.

Derbyshire County Council is currently carrying out roadworks on Moor Top Road and Snowdon Lane, between Marsh Lane and Coal Aston, until June 25.

As a result of the works taking place, motorists are being diverted through the small nearby village of Troway, made up of around 28 properties.

Resident Tina Hull said that the village is not suited to the heavy traffic passing through and that cars and lorries have been speeding through the area.

She also said that there have been several near misses and that motorists have been very hostile while she has been with her horses.

“I feel as though I’m at Brands Hatch,” Tina said. “It is worse than a nightmare. I am terrified and it is unsafe.”

According to the county council, the reason for the roadworks is ‘to facilitate carriageway patchway and markings’.

The authority said that access will be maintained, whenever reasonably possible, on the road.

The road will re-open as soon as the work is finished, or even earlier than June 28, the council added.

A Derbyshire County Council spokesman said: “The temporary road closure and two diversions were put in place so that we can undertake essential patching and marking of the road.

“The diversion through Troway will no longer be in place from Friday, June 15 because work on the crossroads of Snowdon Lane and the B6056 will be finished.

“The other diversion will probably remain in place until June 25, when work on Moor Top Road will also be completed, although works could finish earlier.”

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