Lights, workmen, action!

Local county Councillors, Damien Greenhalgh and Ellie Wilcox, have welcomed news that Derbyshire County Council is to upgrade the traffic lights a busy crossroads in the town.

The project is set to begin next month and will see the renewing of traffic signals and tactile paving where Victoria St, Norfolk St and the High Street intersect.

The money to fund the project has come from the developer as part of an agreement set out by the County Council prior to the commencement of the Howard Town Mill development.

Cllrs Ellie Wilcox and Damien Greenhalgh at the town's busy crossroad.

Cllrs Ellie Wilcox and Damien Greenhalgh at the town’s busy crossroad.

Commenting, Cllr Damien Greenhalgh said: “Ellie and I have been working with officers to improve this busy junction, especially due to bottleneck that Victoria St has become since the Howard Town Mill opened.”

Cllr Ellie Wilcox added “that these improvement will bring benefits not only vehicle users, but pedestrians and in particular those with visual impairments.”

A spokesperson for DCC’s Highways Department said “We expect the disruption to be minimal, with temporary traffic signals in place for the duration of the works.”

The works are expected to take four weeks to carryout and commence on 7th April

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