Local councillor Ruth George is urging Derbyshire County Council to use the closure of Long Hill wisely –by carrying out other much needed repairs along the road.
“I’m pleased that the repairs are so far, on track, but this is an excellent opportunity for the council to repair potholes and footpaths, trim overhanging trees,” said Ruth.
Two trenches more than six metres deep are needed to replace the shale with stable foundations, with the work is scheduled to finish in September.
If it keeps on track, the work should be completed before traffic lights are needed for the A6 Fairfield roundabout. Ruth added that she had been promised that the long-awaited consultation on the £2.5m Safer Roads Fund will include an option for a safe cycle route. “I’ll flag this to residents when it’s published and hope we can see even more improvements for cyclists and drivers.”