Travel network improvements

Maltby bus corridor

Simple map highlighting the bus corridor location on the A631

To improve public transport journey times and reliability, we are introducing an extra bus lane on sections of the A631 between Addison Road, Maltby, and the Bramley Roundabout/M18 Junction 1.

An additional bus lane will run between Addison Road, Maltby, and Denby Way, Hellaby, and there will be an extension of the existing bus lane at Wickersley School towards the water works.

This will provide residents, students, employees and businesses in and around the Maltby and Hellaby areas with faster and more reliable bus services, particularly the X1, X7 and X10 services linking Maltby to Rotherham and onwards to Sheffield City Centre via Magna and Meadowhall.

Public consultation took place in October/November 2022.

The scheme is being delivered by Rotherham Council with money secured from the Department for Transport’s Transforming Cities Fund by the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority.

Work on the new bus lanes started on 10 July 2023 for 14 months. Traffic flows on the A631 are planned to be maintained throughout the duration of the works. Traffic management signage announcing roadworks has been erected in advance.

Works commenced at Denby Way Roundabout and are heading east.

Traffic signals improvement at A631 / Addison Road junction

Works in Maltby at the junction of Addison Road and the A631 have commenced, to install new traffic signal equipment. The work at the junction started on 8th January 2024 and is expected to last six to eight weeks, depending on weather conditions. As the works involve installing ducting for signals across both Addison Road and the A631, traffic management is being used to maintain safe working conditions for workers. Addison Road will be closed (except for access) until late February. Signed diversions are in place.

Resurfacing of A631 Rotherham Road

Resurfacing of the A631 Rotherham Road, between Denaby Roundabout and Addison Road, begins the week of 5 February 2024, lasting up to three weeks. Minimising overall inconvenience to residents and motorists, the resurfacing work takes place overnight from 7pm to 4am. Traffic will use a single lane controlled by traffic lights. Once traffic flows permit, vehicles will be escorted through to ensure safe working zones for the workforce. The work includes new road markings, to reflect the new road layout.

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