Traffic light improvements A61 Chesterfield

6 March 2017

Work to replace traffic lights outside a Chesterfield leisure park is set to start next week.

Traffic lights on the A61 outside the town's Alma Leisure Park, which sites a cinema and several restaurants, are being upgraded by us.

The work is essential as the current lights are reaching their sell-by date and is also part of wider work to improve road conditions and help manage congestion along Derby Road.

The current signals will be replaced with LED lights and extra low voltage technology which will help reduce energy costs.

Work is set to start at 8am, on Monday 13 March 2017, and is expected to take around six weeks.

The work has been planned to avoid the need for temporary traffic lights. Diversions will be in force around the clock and traffic will not be allowed to turn right into or out of the leisure park.

A temporary crossing will be in place near to the entrance to the park for pedestrians.

And diversion signs will be in place. For traffic wanting to turn right into the leisure park the alternative route will be via Hornsbridge Roundabout.

Traffic turning left out of the leisure park will be diverted via the A61 southbound, Baden Powell Road, Redvers Buller Road, before rejoining the A61 northbound.

Our Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Infrastructure Councillor Dean Collins, said:

"Every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum but unfortunately this work is likely to cause delays so motorists are advised to allow extra time for their journeys."

Councillor Collins added:

"We apologise for any inconvenience caused but in the longer-term these improvements will benefit all road users."