A BUSY roundabout in Swadlincote could be about to undergo major resurfacing work.
Council chiefs are to inspect the Cadley Hill roundabout, on the A444, in order to decide whether it requires permanent work after a series of quick fixes in recent months.
Emergency repairs had to be carried out on the roundabout after part of the road was found to require ‘urgent attention’.
Bosses will now weigh up whether permanent works, likely to bring with it traffic delays, are needed to provide a permanent solution.
Paul Jameson, forum liaison officer at Derbyshire County Council, said: “The area’s maintenance care manager will be carrying out a follow up inspection with the local highway inspector to establish any further, more permanent works which may be required.
“The carriageway surface will continue to be monitored in the meantime and any actionable defects will be dealt with accordingly.”
With more than 200 homes set to be built nearby at Cadley Hill there has been a clamour to improve roads in the area.
Neil Tilley, who represents Swadlincote on South Derbyshire District Council, said the planned Woodville to Swadlincote regeneration would also have an impact on the town’s roads.
He said: “It’s a very busy area, it’s the main route through to the A38 and M42.
“We’re continuously trying to bring this up - it does need a serious look at.
“I know we’ve got this Woodville route coming but in my opinion it is just going to move the problem to another place.
“The traffic coming out of Woodville is going to have to go somewhere. We need to look at what we can do strategically to alleviate the pressure on the area.”