The A61 in Alfreton

Part of the A61 in Alfreton to close for annual maintenance work

Posted by: Laura Hammond

Wed 22nd June 2022

Part of the A61 in Alfreton will close for annual maintenance work next month.

The work on the dual carriageway is set to take place on Monday, July 18, with lanes expected to be closed between 9.30am and 3.30pm.

Part of the A38 in South Normanton will also be improved as part of the project.

Lanes here will be closed between 4am and 11am on July 30 and July 31.

The planned maintenance work is part of an annual project carried out by Derbyshire County Council.

Councillor Kewal Singh Athwal, cabinet member for highways assets and transport, said: “By bringing together different teams from the county council, and our district and borough partners to do this vital work we can be more efficient and not impact the travelling public too much.

“We don’t start this work until July so that we are kinder to nature by letting the grass grow a bit longer so that some native species are given longer to flower or seed.

“Most of the dual carriageways will only have lane closures, but we will need to fully close some of them to enable the work to be carried out safely so I’d like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.”

The maintenance programme will see work take place to improve dual carriageways across Derbyshire in July and August.

You can view the full list here.

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