EXCLUSIVE: Safety review of Chesterfield’s notorious Horns Bridge roundabout launched

Horns Bridge roundabout from above. Picture by Steve Fairburn.
Horns Bridge roundabout from above. Picture by Steve Fairburn.
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Council chiefs have launched a safety review of Chesterfield’s notorious Horns Bridge roundabout, the Derbyshire Times can reveal.

Derbyshire County Council is to study the layout and signalling system of the junction in a bid to improve safety.

The news comes after figures obtained by the Derbyshire Times for the last five years show two people were seriously injured and 49 people were slightly injured in crashes at the roundabout.

A spokesman for the council, which is responsible for the county’s highways, said: “Horns Bridge is a large multi-lane roundabout which now carries about 26,000 vehicles every day.

“Traffic lights were introduced there in 2007 in an effort to reduce casualties and traffic flows have increased since then.

“We’ve commissioned a review of the layout and signalling system to see if there’s anything further we can do to improve safety.

“We know that crossing the roundabout in heavy traffic can be frustrating.

“Please adjust your speed and position to fit in with conditions and be alert to the speed and position of those around you.”

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