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Improvement works all set to close roads

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: June 20, 2014

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DRIVERS are being urged to get set for a week of delays in South Derbyshire as a result of major roadworks.

The Highways Agency has revealed that parts of the A444 will be closed overnight from Monday until Saturday due to improvement work taking place on the A42 and M42

A series of diversions will be in place to help motorists navigate around the roads that are closed off, which is set to be from around 8pm to 6am in the morning.

Signs have started appear across the area, including in Castle Gresley.

A spokesman for the Highways Agency said: “We are carrying out a package of works to improve the M42.

“We will widen the carriageway and install new traffic signals at the junction.

“These works are part of a national programme to improve access to and from certain parts of the trunk road and motorway network.

“The scheme is one of the Highways Agency pinch point programme (PPP) schemes.

“The pinch point programme has been designed by the Highways Agency to deliver improvements to strategic roads on the networks that will help to stimulate growth in the local economy and relieve congestion and/or improve safety.

“We will carry out the works using lane closures and carriageway closures.

“This pinch point scheme has been designed to produce a much more beneficial road network for its users in terms of safety and journey time reliability.

“The proposed improvements will reduce traffic congestion and provide journey time savings in peak periods.

“The reduction of traffic delays will also have benefits for the environment.”

More information on the scheme is available by visiting www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-projects/M42-junction-10-improvement

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