Delays expected as more major north Derbyshire roads set to close for works
Drivers are being warned to expect delays on busy roads across north Derbyshire over the next two weekends.
The A61 Dronfield Bypass is closed in both directions between Chesterfield and Sheffield between 6am-6pm on both Saturday, August 21 and Sunday, August 22.
Over the following weekend work will be carried out on the A617, A6135 and A616.
On Saturday, August 28 lanes will be closed between 6am-6pm on the A617 at Doe Lea.
While on Sunday, August 29 lanes will be shut on the A6135 / A616 at Junction 30 of the M1 at Barlborough between 4-11am.
Derbyshire County Council says the closures are needed so highways teams can carry out a delayed ‘spring clean’ of the dual carriageways.
The work includes cutting grass on the central reservations and at the sides of the roads, picking up litter, emptying the gullies and drains, fixing any potholes, and other maintenance work that needs carrying out.
It is part of a rolling series of road closures over the summer.
Over the weekend of July 24 and 25 the A617 was closed between Heath and Chesterfield’s Horns Bridge Roundabput – causing heavy congestion across the town.
Gary Moore posted on Facebook: “Should be 6pm to 6am ...on a Saturday? This work could have been done in lockdown.”
Cabinet member for highways assets and transport, Councillor Kewal Singh Athwal, said: “We need to carry out this work, but by bringing together different teams from the county council, and our district and borough partners we can be more efficient and not impact on the travelling public too much.”