A57 essential road maintenance set to begin

Published Monday, 20th March 2017
Men at work sign
Road maintenance sign

Motorists are being warned to expect some night time disruption as repair work takes place on one of Rotherham’s busiest routes.

Repairs to the A57 Worksop Road, North Anston, from its junction with Sheffield Road (near Anston cemetery) to Lindrick Dale are scheduled to begin from Monday 3 April 2017.

The Council is investing £10 million in improving roads across the borough, as part of its 2020 Roads Programme. This includes targeted work to resurface many of Rotherham’s estate roads as well as a wider package of road maintenance. 

The A57 works are due to continue for 11 weeks. However to ensure least disruption, the proposed works will be delivered overnight - between the hours of 8.30 pm and 5.30 am. 

Colin Knight, Rotherham Council’s Head of Service, Highways, said: “This section of the A57 is very heavily used with more than 18,000 vehicles a day, including HGVs, passing through it, and this has taken its toll on the condition of the road.

“During the work, there will be a reduced speed limit in place, traffic lights in operation and convoy working will also be used to move road users past the works at a safe speed. 

“We apologise for any inconvenience to local residents and motorists, but we hope that by carrying out the work overnight, disruption will be minimised. We’ll also keep everyone updated with regular information on social media.”

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