If you regularly drive on the Dronfield/Chesterfield bypass, you need to know that this week work is to be carried out to resurface it, meaning your journey is going to be a lot longer than usual.
The A61 is set to be resurfaced this week, with Derbyshire County Council announcing they will be closing the area between Sheepsbridge Interchange and Whittington Moor Roundabout between 7pm – 6am, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Emergency vehicles will be able to access the round, but us regular Joes aren’t.
Councillor Dean Collins of “Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Infrastructure” fame, had this to say to the Derbyshire Times because we couldn’t get an interview:
“We’re responsible for over 3,500 miles of roads in Derbyshire and we’re doing all we can to resurface those that have imperfections.
“We’re planning a number of night closures as part of a major summer programme of resurfacing roads across the county and we’ve tried our best to keep disruption to a minimum by carrying out the work on three consecutive nights between 7pm and 6am.
“Please still allow extra time for your journey as there may be some delays and we apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope motorists will bear with us while this work takes place.”
Tell people if they use this road.