Work on new Chesterfield cycle lane set to begin

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Work to build a new cycle lane in Chesterfield will start next week as part of plans to link different parts of the town together for cyclists.

Derbyshire County Council will create the 720-metre cycle lane alongside the A61 northbound between Infirmary Road and Hazlehurst Lane.

The path is being installed as part of the Chesterfield Cycle Network which is a long-term project aimed at linking shopping areas, hospitals, schools, the train and bus station, Market Square and main residential areas in the town.

Work will involve building a new section of pavement which will be shared by pedestrians and cyclists.

The A61 dual carriageway will be reduced to one lane in a northbound direction for around 13 weeks while works takes place and delays are expected.

Councillor Joan Dixon, the county council’s cabinet member for jobs, economy and transport, said: “Cycling is a greener and cheaper way for people to travel and this cycle lane will make it safer and more convenient for people who choose to leave their car at home.

“We apologise for any traffic delays that may be caused while the work takes place.”