We started the work on Bostocks Lane in Sandiacre in June 2019. Unfortunately 10 days the job started it had to stop due to a fire under a bridge which closed nearby Longmoor Lane. Bostocks Lane had to be re-opened to help cope with the extra local traffic.
The work is to put in an extra lane around 200m from the junction at the top to help traffic get onto the roundabout more quickly.
Work will take place Mondays to Saturdays for around 10 weeks, and is being carried out by our road workers. The work has been planned around making sure the workers can socially distance at all times, and they will travel to the site in separate vehicles.
Bostocks Lane will be closed northbound from the Sandiacre highways depot to the M1 roundabout while the work is carried out. Signposted diversions will be in place.
The alternative route is along Longmoor Lane, the B5010 Derby Road and Bostocks Lane.
The southbound side of the road will remain open but a temporary speed limit of 30mph - down from 60mph - will be in place.
Councillor Simon Spencer, the council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Infrastructure, said:
“I’m pleased that we are to re-start this improvement work.
“Once complete it will help traffic get onto the roundabout quicker and reduce congestion in the area.
“While this work is important it is also vital that we keep our workforce safe, and this job has been planned to make sure the team socially distance while on site, and have the facilities to keep washing their hands.”