Snake Pass to be closed for improvement works

12 October 2017

A section of Glossop's main road is to close for a week while work is carried out to repair a stretch of the road on an historic landslip.

A 12 mile section of the A57 will be shut during the day and overnight between Monday 23 October and Friday 27 October 2017 while the road is resurfaced.

The road - known as 'Snake Pass' - will be closed from the junction of Hurst Road and the A57 Sheffield Road, Glossop, to the junction of the A6013 with the A57, in Bamford.

Councillor Simon Spencer, our cabinet member for highways, transport and infrastructure, said:

"This is essential repair work necessary to make the road safe and reliable for all road users."

Councillor Spencer added:

"We appreciate that roadworks may cause disruption to motorists but while the road is closed we will also be taking the opportunity to carry out other highway improvements such as tree cutting and verge clearance."

A signposted diversion will be in place. The alternative route is via the A6013, the A6187, the B6049, the A623, the A6, the A6015, the A624 and the A57 and vice versa.