Delays expected on these Derbyshire roads this weekend

Motorists are being warned to expect delays on several busy roads in north Derbyshire this weekend.

Friday, 3rd September 2021, 4:36 pm
Updated Friday, 3rd September 2021, 5:11 pm

Highways chiefs have altered the timings of weekend roadworks on several major routes as work is carried out on the A617, A6135 and A616.

On Saturday, September 4 lanes will now be closed between 8pm-6am the following morning on the A617 at Doe Lea.

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Motorists are being warned to expect delays on several busy roads in north Derbyshire this weekend. Image: Pixabay.

While on Sunday, September 5 lanes will be shut on the A6135 / A616 at Junction 30 of the M1 at Barlborough between 8pm-6am.

It is part of a rolling series of road closures over the summer and has led to congestion in the area.

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.