Belper roads to benefit from £20M scheme

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Roads in and around Belper are set to be improved as part of a £20 million pound Derbyshire County Council scheme.

Highways, pavements, bridges, street lighting, road signs, drainage and extra safety measures were among the upgrades approved by the authority across the county.

Among the works in Belper which will take place over the next year are £50,000 worth of re-surfacing on the A609 Short Street from Spencer Rd to Nottingham Rd; £30,000 worth of drainage at the A609 Kilburn Lane, Openwoodgate; a £10,000 package of works to replace old signal equipment on King Street, Belper; removal of 38 street lights on the A6 Ambergate to Broadholme, costing £25,000 and 40 street lamps on the B5023 Broadway, costing £60,000.

Councillor Dean Collins Derbyshire County Council’s Deputy Cabinet Member for Jobs, Economy and Transport, said: “We know residents put a high priority on the condition of roads and pavements which is why we are investing in improving them.

“A good roads network is essential to connect communities together and also support businesses which will help to improve the economy in Derbyshire.”