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Pot Holes!

We have received the following statement from Derbyshire County Council via our Parish Council.

We recognise how important the condition of the roads in Derbyshire are to Derbyshire residents and the difficulties they are currently facing. However Derbyshire County Council is doing its utmost to complete the necessary repairs in a timely manner, and below is an update on the steps we are currently taking to alleviate what we consider to be a very challenging situation.

In the first week of March whilst the adverse weather was preventing us from getting on the roads we were only able to repair just over 323 pothole in that week.
Last week following the roll out of the approved investment and delivery plan on a four day week (due to back holiday) we completed just in excess of 1,000 pothole repairs.
We currently have just over 70 operatives out on the network repairing potholes.
We currently have 9 hotbox gangs in operation, working extended hours and weekends. As of Monday we will increase this number to 12.
All hotbox gangs have a mandate to find and fix.
We have patching gangs in all three areas of the county undertaking large sections of patching repairs.
We have two Jetpatchers focusing on Derbyshire rural network.

We will continue to endeavour to complete the necessary repairs.


Cllr Simon Spencer
Deputy Leader & Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport & Infrastructure

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Please find details of the proposed temporary speed limit restriction and prohibition of waiting for A5012, A515 and Friden Ln, Newhaven.
You can view the order on this link

For any queries please email, for the attention David Nicholson, or call on 01629 538685.

Derbyshire Highways Hub
Economy, Transport and Environment Department
Derbyshire County Council | County Hall | Matlock | DE4 3AG

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When One Finishes Another Starts

Improvements to the ‘Ashbourne Triangle’ set to start

DCC will begin work to make safety improvements at an Ashbourne town centre traffic hotspot next month.

To minimise disruption, improvements to the ‘Ashbourne Triangle’ pedestrian refuge will be carried out in two phases to keep traffic flowing in one direction at a time. The work is expected to take two weeks.

Starting on Monday 9 April the northbound carriageway of the A515 towards Buxton will be closed so the market place side of the triangle can be narrowed.

The following week, starting Monday 16 April, the opposite carriageway heading into Ashbourne will be shut, so the other side of the triangle can also be slimmed down.

This is to give traffic using the one way system on both sides of the A515 at the junction of St John’s Street and Buxton Road more room to negotiate the narrow road and tight corners by providing more turning space.

The pedestrian crossing on Buxton Road, outside the town hall, will also be upgraded while the road closures are in place.

Signposted diversions will be in place while the work is carried out. For the week starting 9 April the diversion for northbound traffic will be along St John Street, Hall Lane, King Street and Buxton Road. Southbound traffic will flow as usual.

The following week’s diversion for southbound vehicles will be Buxton Road, King Street and Hall Lane. Northbound traffic will flow as usual.

Evening road closures will then be in place from 6.30pm to midnight between Monday 23 to Friday 27 April so that both sides of the carriageway can be resurfaced and white lines reinstated.

Plans for a new Ashbourne by-pass are also on the table. Last year the county council’s cabinet gave the green light for investigation work to be carried out into the possibility of a by-pass. Options for long-term solutions to the town’s traffic problems, other than a by-pass will also be considered. Evidence into the feasibility of a by-pass is now being collected. This will then be used to put together a business case to identify potential solutions to the town’s congestion problems.

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B5056 Open

As I’m sure most are aware the newly patched up B5056 is now open.

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Pothole Warning

There is a deep pothole (135mm)  beyond Hawkslow farm on the road to the A515. It damaged my tyre- because of the water it is hidden.

 Martin C

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Road Conditions

The Police are warning motorists to take care on the roads and not to travel on any higher routes. Locally, with a number of crashes yesterday and more snow overnight, the A515 between Newhaven and Buxton is closed this morning.

Also take care on Alsop Lane as the increased traffic due to the temporary closure of the B5056 has churned up the verges with cars getting stuck in the mud when attempting to pass other vehicles. This will be compounded by the muddy areas being hidden by the snow.

For official information check the County Council website:

and for more local information check the Buxton Weather Watch Facebook page:

Do add comments on any local road conditions, any problems and what is passable.

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B5056 Repairs

We have received the following from DCC:

Essential safety work on an Ashbourne road continues

5 March 2018

Our work to repair an Ashbourne road continues this week as bad weather delays repairs.

Extensive work on the B5056 between Bent Lane, Tissington Ford and its junction with the A515 at Fenny Bentley is now scheduled to continue later into this month.

The road was closed, initially for three weeks, on February 12. The closure is to enable a two-and-a-half mile stretch of the road to be patched. This is to make the road − prone to cracking because of its proximity to a landslip − safe.

It had been due to reopen yesterday (Sunday 4 March 2018) but work has been delayed because of the unusually difficult winter conditions.

We’ve extended the closure − until Thursday 29 March 2018 – so repairs can be completed.

Our Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Infrastructure, Councillor Simon Spencer said:

“We acknowledge this is not the best time of the year to carry out this work but we were not confident that the road would remain safe until the summer. We consulted with the local quarries and hauliers and they advised us that doing the work now would cause less disruption to their businesses.”

Councillor Spencer added:

“We’ve now asked for the closure to be extended until the end of March but we will endeavour to work as quickly as possible, weather permitting, to try and get this road opened sooner. I’d like to thank motorists for their patience while this essential work is carried out.”

Signposted diversions are in place. The diversion from Ashbourne is along the A515 to Newhaven, along the A5012 Via Gellia to Grangemill, the B5056 to the point of the road closure and vice versa.

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