First phase of upgrade to College Road Roundabout complete

Road News

Essential work has now been completed on the A630 College Road Roundabout which is a critical access point to the Town Centre and provides an important link across the borough. The site is commonly known as the “old B&Q” roundabout.

The works to widen the carriageway have been completed ahead of schedule, however the nationwide reduction of construction activity has meant a second phase of related works will need to be completed at a later date.

The remaining works, which includes new traffic light signals and landscaping works to improve the appearance of the site will be completed when it is safe to do so.   

Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Jobs and the Local Economy, Councillor Denise Lelliott, said; “This improvement scheme will provide long term benefits to the area by increasing the capacity of the roundabout, relieving congestion, and save the commuters time in the future as the volume of traffic is anticipated to continue to grow.

“I’d like to thank staff working on the site who have completed the project ahead of schedule through challenging winter weather conditions and during the implementation of the Coronavirus lockdown period.”

The improvements add capacity to this ‘pinch-point’ on the highway network, reducing future queues for motorists and maintaining the flow of traffic around the town centre in the long term. The investment follows the upgrading of the New York junction in recent years.

This scheme has been made possible by Rotherham Council’s successful bid to the Government’s National Productivity Investment Fund, gaining £3.2 million worth of funding to deliver improvements to the local road network.  

Published: 24th April 2020