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Road improvements

Over the next year, we'll be carrying out major improvements to the county's roads and pavements as part of our £27 million capital investment programme.

We'll also invest an additional £3 million of funding for local highways maintenance and we will also receive the same additional amount in 2024 to 2025 as part of the Network North Roads Resurfacing Fund. This extra money is to help repair roads damaged by Storm Babet and other recent weather events.


Resurfacing is more extensive structural maintenance. It can involve removing several centimetres of worn out road surface and replacing it with new material and rolling it out to give a smooth surface.

If a road has deteriorated too much – the fundamental structure of the road is in too poor a condition – it will be considered for resurfacing or more extensive work when the road can be made a priority for funding.

Resurfacing takes much longer. Often the road has to be closed completely and traffic diverted meaning longer journey times and potentially more congestion.

We intend to invest more than £5 million during 2024/25 to resurface 31 sections of road across the county. The sites include:

  • Alfreton, Abbott Road
  • Alfreton, B600 High Street
  • Ambergate, A6 Derby Road
  • Arkwright Town, A632 Sutton Lane roundabout
  • Barlborough, A616 Oxcroft Way
  • Belper, A6 Chapel Street
  • Bolsover, Hill top/A632 Market Place junction
  • Buckland Hollow, A610 Ripley Road
  • Buxton, B5059 Dale Road
  • Buxton, A53 Leek Road
  • Buxton, A6 Fairfield Road from Buxton Road, Dove Holes to Fairfield Road
  • Chesterfield, B6543 Malkin Street/Corporation Street
  • Chesterfield, A617 Hasland bypass
  • Clay Cross, A6175 Market Street
  • Clay Cross, Highgate Road
  • Duckmanton, A6192 Markham Lane roundabout
  • Duffield, A6 Derby Road
  • Duffield, A6 Milford Road
  • Eckington, A6135 Littlemoor
  • Hadfield, Station Road
  • Ilkeston, Hallam Fields Road
  • Killamarsh, B6058 Sheffield Road
  • New Mills, Laneside Road
  • Pinxton, Woodfield Road
  • Ripley, Moss Lane
  • Sawmills, A610 Ripley Road/Ladygrove
  • Shirebrook, Park Road
  • Somercotes, New Street
  • Stretton, A61 Main Road
  • Swanwick, B6179 Derby Road
  • Wessington, Brackenfield Lane

Our contractors will put up yellow signs giving the dates and times of each job. Where possible we'll try to minimise disruption by working outside of key travel times. If we need to close the roads, diversions will be in place. To find out exact times and dates please visit One Network and search for the road you're interested in.

The following roads will be resurfaced in May 2024:

  • the A617 Chesterfield Road at Doe Lea (dual carriageway section) from Thursday 16 to Monday 20 May 2024

Completed resurfacing projects, funded by the county council's 2024 to 2025 capital programme:

  • New Street, Somercotes