Drivers could face delays during months of roadworks

14th April 2017 staplefordcommunitygroup Nottingham Evening Post, Upcoming Events Tags: , 0 Comments

Drivers could face delays while Junction widening works are carried out on two busy roads in Stapleford.

Temporary traffic signals will be in place in both Ilkeston Road and Pasture Road while the work is carried out.

Work will begin in Ilkeston Road on August, 14 and is expected to last until until October 6, while repairs drivers in Pasture Road will face disruption between July, 17 and August 18.

The junction widening to accommodate a new development off Ilkeston Road.

Local residents fear they will face delays while the work is carried out.

Local resident Donna MacRae, said: “It has got to be done due to the development of the houses nearby. But traffic is horrendous already on this road, I dread to think what it will be like when they start.

“I hope the workers are considerate to residents for parking in front of their houses in the day. They park outside their homes and have no dropped kerb so this could be a problem.

“It does get busier during rush hour but there is still a lot of traffic using the road all hours of the day, especially lorries going down quite fast. it’s going to be quite bad when it starts.”

Another resident on the street, Alan Silverman, 65, said: “I just hope they don’t cause chaos and long delays. Everyone will want to get on with their morning routines without mile long queues because of roadworks.

“The quicker it’s done and over with the better.”

Members of Stapleford community centre fear they could face disruption.

Treasurer Irene Bexton, 67, said; “It gets awful down on this road before 9am, these roadworks will make that worse. Other people don’t see it like we do on the doorstep.

“Something is needed, but creating the nearby houses it will only create more traffic on the road and cause gridlock.

“I hope the workmen will be considerate to us.”

The Post reported in February that the Government had overturned a decision by Broxtowe Borough Council in April 2016 to refuse a planning application for 450 homes on farmland of Ilkeston Road. A total of 118 houses will be built during the first phase of the project.

The Post approached the Nottinghamshire County Council about the roadworks but a comment was not supplied at the time of going to press.

By Sarah Bryan, Nottingham Post 

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