Relief road work gets underway

Memory Lane
Memory Lane

Chalons Way under construction is the top image for this week’s Memory Lane.

The picture, posted by Marcello JintyMan Gabrielli, to the Il’son Bygones Facebook page is a unique insight into the major project underway.

Marcello said: “Chalons Way, as the dual carriageway was later named after Ilkeston’s twin town Chalons-en-Champagne in France, was a very controversial route.

“Entire streets disappeared during the building works, which lasted many months. This view is looking down the hill from the Nottingham Road end towards the Heanor Road junction.”