Council order ‘urgent review’ into Chesterfield roundabout work after hold-ups

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An urgent review of work on a Chesterfield roundabout is being carried out to see if traffic restrictions can be relaxed earlier than predicted.

Work started on the Hornsbridge roundabout last Monday, July 14, to allow for the installation of a new £300,000 sculpture.

It was anticipated that road closures around the roundabout would be in place for about six weeks.

But Chesterfield Borough Council is now working with the contractors Killingley, project managers TEP and Derbyshire County Council, as the highways authority, to agree if some of the restrictions can be safely removed after hold-ups for motorists during rush-hour traffic in the mornings and evenings.

Councillor John Burrows, council leader, said: “We have asked the contractors to see if they can speed up their work or phase it in such a way that some or all of the restrictions can be lifted sooner rather than after six weeks.

“They are coming up with a revised plan which will then need to be agreed with the highways team at Derbyshire County Council to see whether traffic restrictions can either be safely removed or reduced in size without compromising road safety.”