What this consultation is about
In June 2018, we were awarded £1.18 million from the Department for Transport’s Safer Roads Fund to improve a 4-mile stretch of the A619 known as Thirteen Bends, from Baslow to Bakewell.
Final design details are now being worked up but the scheme will focus on:
- junction and road marking improvements
- adjustments to the camber of the road
- new footpath connections
- embankment slope changes
- vegetation clearance to improve visibility
- improved signage
Plans will be on display at 2 public events. They will be held at:
- Medway Community Centre, New Street, Bakewell on Tuesday 4 June 2019 from 3:30pm to 8:30pm
- Baslow Village Hall, Baslow on Thursday 6 June 2019 from 3pm to 8:30pm.
Attendees will be able to look at a display of proposed improvements which include junction and road marking improvements, adjustments to the camber of the road, new footpath connections, embankment slope changes and vegetation clearance to improve visibility.
Feedback from these sessions will be used to fine-tune designs for the improvements.
These improvement works are currently proposed to be carried out fully within highway limits. To help construction, it may be that temporary access arrangements to land next to parts of the highway in certain rural sections, could be agreed, for a time period during the construction phase only.
Once completed, these works should release valuable and significant road safety benefits.
The earliest possible site start for these overall works is September 2019 and will it should take around 38 weeks to complete.
The works elements are in various locations, some with shorter durations than others.
Much of the project work (for example the junction and road margin widening) can be carried out using temporary traffic signal control, although a small portion of works will need to be carried out under short term road closures of the A619 (for example while resurfacing works are carried out through road junctions).
However, that there is a requirement to construct retaining walls under another separate project, which will necessitate a road closure of the A619 on the rural section east of the B6048 junction, for approximately one month.