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Council chiefs reveal a host of improvements

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: May 14, 2014

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A RAFT of measures have been introduced as part of a bid to improve roads across parts of South Debryshire.

Derbyshire County Council confirmed several measures had been put into place after parish council chiefs and residents in Castle Gresley, Netherseal and Coton in the Elms called for more to be done to put an end to several carriageway issues.

One of the biggest concerns related to the impact of lorries bringing mud onto Burton Road, in Castle Gresley, from the site of a brand new housing development.

Paul Jameson, forum liaison manager for Derbyshire County Council, said: “The site is visited on a daily basis. If problems with mud are observed, the developer is informed to take appropriate action. The area planning officers for South Derbyshire District Council had contacted developer St Modwen regarding their duty to use the wheel-washing facilities on site.”

Major changes were made to the site entrance by developers after complaints were lodged about lorries entering and leaving the site, causing issues for road users.

This has seen temporary bollards marking the entrance replaced and, at times, a special traffic lights system used to control traffic flow and reduce the risk to road users.

Council chiefs also revealed they were set to repair two potholes in Main Street, Rosliston, after drivers complained about the general state of the road.

However, highways inspectors did state that, other than the two potholes, the road was in a ‘generally sound condition’.

County council chiefs confirmed that officers at South Derbyshire District Council were looking at drainage issues in Acresford Road, Netherseal, in a bid to put an end to the problem.

Investigations have revealed that the problem is believed to stem from a broken pipework.

Repair work has also been carried out on the Cadley Hill roundabout on the A444.

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