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Fairfield Common roundabout work set to begin

The A6 at the junction of Waterswallows Road. Image: Google Maps.

Motorists are being warned there will be disruption to the A6 as work to create new roundabout at Fairfield Common in Buxton progresses. 

The initial work, starting on Monday (9 May), will see contractor Galliford Try creating a compound on Waterswallows Road that will, once established, be accessed directly from the A6. 

Much of the initial work to construct the circulatory sections of the roundabout will take place off road, but High Peak Borough Council is warning motorists as the scheme develops disruption will be unavoidable. 

Councillor Anthony Mckeown, Leader of the Council, said: “We are working with Derbyshire County Council to minimise the impact of these works. 

“We are mindful of the importance of keeping people informed about this essential work and any implications it may have for journeys and, with that in mind, we’re writing to local residents to make them aware that the work is set to start. 

“Our website will be kept up-to-date with the latest information and we’ll share news and updates on our Facebook and Twitter accounts including details of any traffic management measures required.  

“I would encourage people to check regularly so that they can plan ahead and thank everyone, in advance, for their understanding.” 

The work comes after HPBC secured funding from Homes England’s Housing Infrastructure Fund to build the roundabout to provide access to housing sites in the approved Local Plan. 

A major route into Buxton currently closed as contractors working for Derbyshire County Council work to fix a landslip on the A5004 Long Hill between Buxton and Whaley Bridge.  

Diversions sending additional traffic along the A6 are in place. The work on Long Hill is scheduled to be complete by the end of September this year. 

The two Councils are working together to minimise the impact of these two road schemes on traffic. 

HPBC will provide regular updates on progress with the project – and on any traffic management measures necessary – via its website and social media channels. 

Visit www.highpeak.gov.uk/FairfieldCommonRoundabout for more information. 

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