Works to improve traffic flow on Stenson Road at the junctions with Blagreaves Lane and Goodsmoore Road, are due to be completed today (1st December).

Carried out by contractor Whitehouse Consultation Co. Ltd of Ashbourne, the project has involved carriageway widening, resurfacing, installation of traffic signal equipment and significant drainage improvements to protect the area from future flooding.

Following the completion of the main works, resurfacing work will commence on Monday 4th December and will last for two weeks.

The resurfacing work will restore the road surface which is currently subject to repeat potholes and will reduce the likelihood of water and frost damage, as well as improve skid resistance.  The surfacing work will be carried out under a temporary road closure between the hours of 9.30am – 3.30pm.  Diversion routes will be in place.

The new signals are expected to be switched on on Monday 18th December.

Councillor Asaf Afzal, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Public Protection said: “We will continue to work hard to ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum while these final works take place. I would like to thank residents and road users in advance for their patience.  We are working to deliver a major improvement for the area that will assist road users long in to the future.”

The £531,000 improvement scheme has being funded by a Section 106 contribution from housing developers, with the remaining costs being met from the Council’s Highways and Transport capital programme.