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Work starts to lower the noise level on the A61 near Dronfield

Published: 9 September 2020

A 2-mile stretch of the A61 near Dronfield will be resurfaced by us in a bid to reduce excess noise levels.


The work will start on Friday 11 September 2020 at 6pm and will continue until Monday morning, and then again on the following 2 weekends.

The road will be completely resurfaced and relined, the crash barriers will be repaired and there will be maintenance work on the bridges.

The A61 will be closed from the Bowshaw roundabout to the Whittington Moor roundabout, with diversions in place.

Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Infrastructure, Councillor Simon Spencer, said:

“We know that this will cause considerable disturbance to residents while the work is taking place, but think this is preferable to the work lasting for many weeks. We apologise in advance for the disturbance this will cause.

“This is a busy road running through the middle of town and there will always be some noise associated with it. But we hope by resurfacing this stretch, it will deal with the more recent noise issues which have arisen since the road was surface dressed last summer and get us back to levels that are comparable with what the road was like before.”

The road is being resurfaced from the Bowshaw roundabout to just over half a kilometre south of Gosforth Lane, adjacent to the Hilltop area, at a total cost of £600,000.