Council to discuss major plans to improve Whittington Moor roundabout

Proposals to push on with major improvements to some of Chesterfield's most infamous roads and roundabouts are set to be discussed by Derbyshire County Council.

The proposals which are to be considered in a cabinet meeting on Thursday, 6th June include a potential revamp of Whittington Moor roundabout, the Chesterfield-Staveley Regeneration route and a grade separation on the A61 roundabout.

In total, the renovations which may include the installation of a flyover at the Whittington Moor island could cost up to 35 million pounds.

For the Whittington Moor roundabout, council officers have estimated £850,000 for  engineering design, business case development and project management.

For the Chesterfield-Staveley Regeneration Route they predict £1.25 million, also for engineering design, business case development and project management.

The authority says that these will be carried out in stages for both projects and “can be halted” if they fail to pass the business case stage for obtaining government funding.

Councillor Simon Spencer, cabinet member for Highways and Transport said: "This is part of a consistent program to deliver a regeneration scheme for Chesterfield off the back of the investment of HS2 that will benefit the whole community and also bring about an improvement in the road network.

"This proposal will bring about a significant change which will overcome many of the issues local residents are concerned about and as you might say, do the job properly. So we are going to do a significant amount of preparatory work prior to this paper being presented."

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