Major road improvements in Rotherham Town CentrePublished Thursday, 19th July 2018
Major repair and resurfacing works to one of Rotherham town centre’s major routes will take place from this weekend.
The work will be taking place on the A630 Centenary Way at Crinoline Bridge, close to the town centre Tesco store.
Motorists are being warned that to enable the work to take place at this busy section of road, weekend closures will be taking place usually between 7.00 pm on Saturday nights until 5.00 am on Monday mornings during weekends over the school summer holidays.
The closures, beginning this weekend, will be between College Road roundabout and the junction with Drummond Street. Traffic will still be able to travel between St Ann's Roundabout and Drummond Street.
Six further closures will then take place during the summer. The closure this weekend however, will be slightly shorter, and will be from 7.00 am until 7.00 pm on Sunday only.
Cllr Denise Lelliott, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Jobs and the Local Economy, said: “These vital works, alongside the nearby improvements to Rotherham Interchange, are an important part of ensuring Rotherham’s town centre transport links are the best they can be as we move forward with the Town Centre Masterplan and look to grow Rotherham’s economy.”
Paul Woodcock, Rotherham Council’s Assistant Director for Planning, Regeneration and Transport, added: “These are major engineering works to ensure the safety and improve the road surface of one of the key routes through Rotherham town centre.
“We apologise for any inconvenience to motorists during these works, which have been scheduled on weekends, mainly during the school holidays, to ensure minimal disruption.”
The repairs to the joints and road surfacing are part of a bigger scheme to refurbish the bridge, and other works will also be taking place beneath the roadway to repair the concrete elements of the bridge.