A61 Chesterfield

Key Information

Project

A61 Access, The Avenue, Chesterfield

Client

Homes and Communities Agency

Value

£1.1 million

Delivery Division

Highways

Contract Description

This project comprised the provision of a new roundabout and link road to join the A61 Derby Road to a new development site. 

The new road was constructed with wide verges and semi-mature elm trees were planted to create a tree-lined avenue.  In addition, estate railing and feature walling were constructed to create a grand entrance to the new development. 

The scheme also involved remediation works and landscaping to a former coking works site to create a large green area and public open space in preparation for future development by the client. Sustainable drainage was also installed by way of a series of ditches and a large balancing pond.

Key Achievements

  • Re-alignment of a surface water diversion to remove costly service diversions, resulting in cost savings for the client.
  • Re-use of site won excavated materials as subsoil verge fill.

Works Undertaken

  • Carriageway construction and S278 works
  • Service diversions
  • Paving works and street furniture
  • Surfacing and road marking
  • Soft landscaping
  • Re-profiling / landscaping
  • Traffic management
  • Stakeholder liaison
  • Drainage modifications / gully installations