Council chiefs apologise for inconvenience ahead of two-week closure of Snake Pass

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Council chiefs have apologised for inconvenience to drivers ahead of the two-week closure of a key Derbyshire road.

The A57 Snake Pass will be shut from Monday, June 1 until Sunday, June 14 so major repairs can be made to the retaining wall in four different places.

There will be no through route from Glossop to Sheffield for any vehicle while the work is taking place.

The road will be closed from the junction of the A57 with the A6013 Ashopton Road to its junction with Hurst Road in Glossop.

A signed diversion route will be in place. This is A6013 − A6187 − B6049 − A623 − A6 − A615 − A624 − A57 (to point of closure) and vice versa.

Councillor Dean Collins, cabinet member for highways, transport and infrastructure at Derbyshire County Council, said: “We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience while the Snake Pass is closed, but we cannot carry out this essential work without closing the road.”

People wanting to visit the Snake Pass Inn will be able to drive to the pub from the Bamford side.

The A57 in Dinting Vale, near Glossop will also be affected at the end of June by the demolition of an old mill. To allow the work to take place safely there will be traffic lights at the junction of the A57 with Shaw Lane from 7pm on Friday, June 26 over the weekend and possibly the following weekend. Traffic along the A57 could be delayed.

Meanwhile, the A619 13 Bends in Baslow will be closed from its junction with the A623 to its junction with the B6048 between June 8 and June 19 for resurfacing work.

Diversions will be in place.

For details of other planned road closures in Derbyshire, visit the county council’s special web page