Road closure for improvement works

Published Thursday, 6th July 2017
Men at work sign
Road maintenance sign

Motorists are being advised that the B6089 Packman Road between Upper Haugh and Brampton Bierlow will be closed later this month for essential repairs and maintenance work.

The road will be closed from 27 July until 3 September to allow for essential replacement of a damaged culvert. The masonry culvert has been deteriorating over the past few years and it is essential for the structure to be replaced in order to maintain the safety of highway users. 

The B6089 will be closed in both directions from its junction with the B6097 Firth Road/Elsecar Road to its junction with the B6090 Hoober Lane/Wentworth Road. From the north, access will be permitted to Melton Green, Mill Lane, Hoober Hall Lane and America Lane.  From the south, access will be permitted to Abdy Road, the farm shop and Wath Golf Club.

During the closure, traffic from the south (Rotherham) will be advised to use an alternative route from the start of the diversion on B6089 Stubbin Road/Packman Road at Upper Haugh to B6090 Wentworth Road and B6092 Blackamoor Road to A633 Warren Vale Road/Wath Wood Road/Sandygate/Dearneway to B6097 Biscay Way/West Street/Barnsley Road to B6097 Melton High Street/Firth Road to end of diversion on B6089 Packman Road/Rotherham Road at West Melton. Traffic from the north (Barnsley) will be diverted on the reverse of the above route.

Ian Ashmore, Rotherham Council’s Transportation Highways & Design Manager, said: “We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this closure, however the work to replace the culvert is essential.

“We are carrying out work in the school holidays when traffic is lighter than usual and Packman Road will continue to be open to cyclists and pedestrians throughout the closure.”

In addition to carrying out the repair work, the Council will also take the opportunity to carry out improvements to the road surface while the road is closed to traffic.

For further details and a map of the area affected, go to the Roadworks.org website and search for Packman Road, Wath upon Dearne (selecting “next three months”).

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