Wickersley to see road improvements

Published Wednesday, 29th August 2018
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Motorists will see improvements take place to one of the major roads through the borough later this year.

From Monday 3 September, resurfacing work will take place on the A631 Bawtry Road at Wickersley, including the roundabout junction and sections of the approaches with Morthen Road and Northfield Lane.

To enable the road repairs to take place, parts of the central reservation will be temporarily removed to allow motorists access while the works are carried out.

Because of this the work will take place in several phases, with the civil engineering works taking place first, followed by the carriageway resurfacing works and finally the reinstatement of the central reservation. The A631 works are expected to continue for approximately six weeks.

Tom Smith, Rotherham Council’s Assistant Director for Community Safety and Street Scene said: “This is one of the main routes between Rotherham and the M18 motorway. Because of this, the majority of our works will be undertaken at night to minimise disruption to residents and road users, and some work will take place in the daytime.

“We always aim to keep any disruption and the noise levels to the absolute minimum. However, if members of the public do experience any problems as a result of these works, or would like more information, our team on site will be happy to help.”

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.

Anyone who wants to see which roads will be resurfaced through this year’s programme and the Road Improvement Schemes, can find out more and see the list for 2018/19 - please see below.

Residents can also keep up to date with planned and emergency road works by following the Council on Twitter.

Go to the 2020 Roads Improvement programme

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