Possible delays in Langley Mill as £10million road resurfacing programme begins

Work has started on a major £10 million road resurfacing programme this week, which includes the repair of a road in Langley Mill.

Thursday, 20th May 2021, 9:34 am

Over the next year parts of more than 325 roads will be resurfaced or surface dressed as part of a multi-million-pound Derbyshire County Council programme.

Contractors began resurfacing some roads in the county on Monday, May 17, while surface dressing work will start in July.

It comes after local authority highways workers and an external contractor spent March and April this year preparing roads, filling in potholes and attempting to fix defects.

Work will take place on the A608 Derby Road, Langley Mill - roundabout outside Lidl, junction with Enterprise Way. Image: Google Maps.
Work will take place on the A608 Derby Road, Langley Mill - roundabout outside Lidl, junction with Enterprise Way. Image: Google Maps.

Large parts of the A6 in Bakewell, Matlock and Buxton, along with key routes in Codnor, Langley Mill and Ilkeston will be resurfaced as part of the planned maintenance work.

Work will take place during May and June on the A608 Derby Road in Langley Mill – the roundabout outside Lidl to junction with Enterprise Way.

While the work will be completed in the evening, the local authority has apologised to residents and drivers for any delays and inconvenience caused as resurfacing starts.

Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways Assets and Transport, Councillor Kewal Singh Athwal said: “I’m delighted that this major programme of work is about to start.

Major roadworks will be taking place across Derbyshire during May and June.

“The £10m we will spend on resurfacing and surface dressing is part of the £40m we announced we’d spend on our roads last year.

“Improving the roads is a major priority for the council, and this programme of improvements is just a start.

"Over the coming year we will also be carrying out work on pavements, drains, bridges and retaining walls.

“Our own teams have done much of the prep work needed, and we are using contractors to do the actual resurfacing and surface dressing.

“There will be some delays to road users and inconvenience to those who live locally, for which we apologise in advance.

"But we simply can’t spend this amount of money without causing delays and some inconvenience.

"All of the road resurfacing work will be done in the evenings, so we don’t affect the majority of road users.”

The council has pledged to publish information every month on the roads which will be worked on – detailing the jobs to be carried out along with updates on the progress of work started in the month previous.

However all work could be delayed due to poor weather.

For more information on the exact times and dates of the resurfacing work, visit the One network website.