Big improvement works for Sitwell Street

Big improvement works for Sitwell Street
Published: 7th February 2013

Footpaths in the heart of the village shopping centre on Sitwell Street are being completely renewed over 6 weekends starting from 9pm on Saturday 16 February and concluding on Sunday 24th March.

Street furniture will be improved and new seating, cycle racks and a waste bin will be added. Work will be carried out in sections from the Village Hall, right through to Moor Street resulting in a massive improvement to the pedestrian safety and appearance of our Village.

Expected disruption

Works are to be carried out from 9pm on Saturday evenings until 11pm Sunday night for the next six weekends. Work is also scheduled from 9.30am until 11pm on Monday 18th Feb during school half term.

Diversions for cars will be in place during all closures with bus routes also being diverted for the first weekend only.

Inevitably, due to the extent and location of the works, there will be some disruption and inconvenience to traffic, bus services, residents and traders using the village. The contractors, Council, Neighbourhood Board, Bus Operators and Traders are making every effort to minimise the problems that may arise as a result of road closures and diversions that will be necessary.

Works will be carried out mainly at night time and during Sundays. Detailed signage and diversions will be posted in advance and throughout the area. Full details will be circulated as far as possible in advance and progress of the works will be continually monitored.

As the closures do not take effect until 9pm each Saturday night, all Spondon shops and businesses on Sitwell Street and surrounding roads will be open as usual on Saturdays and access to Sitwell Street will be as normal during Saturday daytimes.

It's hoped though that the works and resulting disruption will be well worth it as Spondon's village centre gets a well deserved makeover to ensure it remains a place everyone in Spondon can be proud of and enjoy shopping around.

Works are to be carried out under road closures at:
1. Sitwell Street, between Lodge Lane North and Moor Street
2. Moor Street, at its junction with Sitwell Street.
3. Chapel Street, at its junction with Sitwell Street.

Diversion Routes will be:
Ilkeston bound traffic via Church Street – Locko Road – Sancroft Road.
Derby Bound traffic via Stoney Lane – Gravel Pit Lane – South Avenue - Willowcroft Road.

Bus diversions - Evening of 16th to 18th Feb only

Buses through Spondon will be subject to diversions during the first weekend ONLY of the works. They will be allowed to pass down Sitwell Street during the other weekends of work. The following diversions therefore apply from the evening of 16th to 18th Feb only:

Spondon Flyer - Green Route:
Normal route to Sitwell Street Mini Roundabout
Turn Right into Willowcroft Road
1st Left - South Avenue to the Junction
Left - Gravel Pit Lane
Right - Stoney Lane
Normal route - Royal Hill Road Onto Church Street
Left - Sitwell Street
Right - Willowcroft Road
Normal Route to Derby

Spondon Flyer - Blue Route:
Normal Route to Lodge Lane
Left – Left to Church Street onto Locko Road.
Normal Route to Pingle
1st Left - Gravel Pit lane
2nd Right - South Avenue to Junction
Normal Route into Derby

More details about the intended works and resulting road closures/diversions can be found by downloading the documents below.

Sitwell Street and Willowcroft Road Road closure (Word doc)39 KB
Map of planned closures and diversions (PDF)2.96 MB