£1m road repairs for Aughton, Aston and Swallownest

Published Friday, 5th July 2019

Residents in Aston, Aughton and Swallownest are to benefit from major road repairs taking place this summer – including the main road between Swallownest and Aughton.

Rotherham Council is investing an additional £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.

As part of these works the A618 – a primary route through Aughton, Aston and Swallownest - will be repaired during the school summer holidays to minimise the effect on road users and residents, with work expected to begin from Monday, 22nd July.

Another busy route, Lodge Lane at Aston, will also be repaired during the holiday period.

Details of these works are as follows:

  • A618 Main Street, Aughton - road closure 8pm - 6am.
  •  A618 High Street, Swallownest – temporary traffic lights 9:30am - 3:30pm.
  • A618 Aughton Road, Aughton – temporary traffic lights 9:30am - 3.30pm.
  •  Lodge Lane, Aston - road closure 9:30am - 3:30pm.

A number of estate roads will also be repaired, with temporary road closures from 8am to 4pm to allow the safe delivery of the scheme for workers and residents. These are:

  • Wesley Avenue, Aston
  • Osborne Avenue, Aston
  • Wharncliffe Avenue, Aston
  • Christchurch Avenue, Aston
  • Aughton Lane Service Road 2, Aston
  • Alexandra Road, Swallownest
  • King Street, Swallownest
  • Beech Way, Swallownest
  • Chestnut Road, Swallownest
  • Aysgarth Rise, Swallownest
  • Holly Terrace, Swallownest
  • Oak Terrace, Swallownest
  • Leyburn Drive, Swallownest

The Council will be writing to local residents to inform them of the scheme and signage will be installed to notify drivers of individual roadworks.

Tom Smith, Rotherham Council’s Assistant Director for Community Safety and Street Scene, said: “This work will result in real improvements to the roads in these areas. By arranging for these much needed road resurfacing works to take place during the school holiday period, we hope to minimise disruption to local people as much as possible.

“We apologise for any disruption experienced by local residents and businesses, however this work is essential to improve roads in the area – including some major routes - and we hope people will appreciate the benefits once all the work is completed.

“We aim to keep residents and businesses informed and if anyone has any questions, staff on site will be happy to talk through any concerns,” he added.

Residents directly affected by the repair works will receive a letter with further information and contact details in case of any queries. Information will also be provided on temporary road signs and on the Council’s website at www.rotherham.gov.uk/roads