Delays at Junction 29 remain a real problem for businesses and residents. I have held multiple meetings with National Highways and Derbyshire County Council to discuss progress on plans for a potential redesign and, while nothing is confirmed, talks remain positive. It is my understanding that National Highways are close to finalising these plans and the cost-benefit ratio is favourable.
This project is just one of many the Department for Transport will be considering but I remain in constant communication with Ministers and civil servants to make the case for investment. I am also working closely with local businesses, Derbyshire County Council and residents groups to support the project in any way I can.
I am always looking for additional evidence regarding resident’s experiences of delays caused by this junction and I would encourage anyone who has been affected to get in touch and share this. I continue to collect this information so that I can pass this over to Ministers in the Department and strengthen the case for investment.
If you support my campaign to secure funding to improve Junction 29 I'd be grateful for your views on congestion, road safety, and the wider impact on local communities. The data will be used to support the campaign to secure the necessary funding to prevent standstills, improve the flow of traffic, and boost regional connectivity.
You can find the survey here Junction 29 Survey | Mark Fletcher (mark-fletcher.org.uk).