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Oker Road repairs

Major repairs to a landslip which caused the closure of Oker Road, near Darley Bridge, are expected to start from Monday, 3 June for up to 15 weeks, subject to weather conditions.

The road was closed for safety reasons in January 2021, following a long period of heavy rainfall which caused the land to the south of the road to slip, undermining and badly cracking the surface of Oker Road.

Records show that the land in the area, known as the Will Shores Slip, is prone to subsidence with the first repairs being undertaken in the mid-1980s.

The repair programme will involve:

  • installing drainage to catch and redirect groundwater in the area to try to prevent future landslips.
  • resurfacing Oker Road.

Once the repairs have been completed, the road will reopen to two-way traffic.

Patching repairs have been carried out along the diversion route in readiness for the repair programme. The diversion route remains the same: Oker Road, Snitterton Road, Matlock Spa Road, A6 Derwent Way, A6 Bakewell Road, A6 Dale Road South, Old Road, B5057 Main Road, B5057 Eversleigh Rise, Oker Road.

Full details are on One Network at: https://one.network/?GB130260789