Major road improvements at HarthillPublished Monday, 2nd September 2019
Residents and visitors to Harthill village are to benefit from major road repairs taking place this summer.
The 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.
The following roads will be repaired as part of the latest works, starting this month (September 2019):
- Union Street, Harthill Village (scheduled start, 3 September)
- Firvale, Harthill Village (scheduled start, 26 September)
- Dowcarr Lane, Woodall Village (scheduled start, 20 September)
Every effort is being made to minimise disruption, with the resurfacing work scheduled at off-peak times between 09:30 – 15:30 and on Sundays. Access to businesses will be maintained at all times other than when resurfacing takes place directly outside those premises.
Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Waste, Roads and Community Safety, Cllr Emma Hoddinott, said: “I am proud of the impact our £10 million 2020 Roads Programme is already having, right across the borough. By targeting residential areas, we are bringing significant road improvements to people’s doorsteps by improving the condition of the roads they use every day.
“Local Councilors are encouraged to nominate the roads in their area for inclusion in the programme, which is empowering communities – the people who know best – to prioritise the roads in most need of improvement.
“Although there will inevitably be disruption during the work, it will result in real improvements which will provide benefits to road users for many years to come.”
The Council is writing to local residents and businesses with details and signage will be installed adjacent to the highway to notify road users.
Resurfacing work will be carried out along the full length of Union Street, the main route through the village, which will require the need for road closures and temporary traffic lights at various times. The work is expected to continue for up to 4 weeks.