Overnight closures on A630 Parkway

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The Rotherham to Sheffield A630 Parkway will have overnight closures on two weekends in April so that routine maintenance can go ahead alongside road improvement works.

The A630 Parkway will be fully closed in both directions between Catcliffe and the M1 junction 33 from 8pm on Saturday 10 April until 6am on Sunday 11 April. Signs will direct traffic along alternative routes.

Eastbound traffic (from Sheffield towards the M1) will be diverted via Rotherham: Europa Link, A631 Shepcote Lane, M1 Junction 34 Tinsley, A6178 Sheffield Road, A630 Centenary Way and A630 West Bawtry Road.

Westbound traffic (from the M1 towards Sheffield) will be diverted via Rotherham: A630 West Bawtry Road, A630 Centenary Way, A6178 Sheffield Road, M1 J34 Tinsley, A631 Shepcote Lane and Europa Link.

The westbound carriageway of the same section of the A630 Parkway will also be closed from 8pm on Saturday 17 April until 6am on Sunday 18 April. The same westbound diversion will be in place.

The road improvements are part of a programme that will create extra lane in each direction between Catcliffe Junction and the M1 (within the road’s existing footprint) and widen the roundabout and slip roads at M1 Junction 33. 

Rotherham Council’s Strategic Director for Regeneration and Environment, Paul Woodcock, said: “It is essential that maintenance continues while the improvement works are underway, to ensure roads users are safe.  Usually only a single lane of the carriageway would be closed to allow access for litter picking, lighting repairs and other routine work. Given this section of the A630 between Catcliffe and the M1 is already operating with narrow lanes while construction takes place, it is necessary to close both lanes to keep road users and maintenance crews safe.

“We thank residents, road users and local businesses for their patience while this work takes place.” 

The routine maintenance work will be carried out by Rotherham Council.

The road improvement work is being carried out on behalf of Rotherham Council by its contractor Balfour Beatty and is funded through Central Government from the Local Growth Fund. The Council and Balfour Beatty are working closely with stakeholders including Highways England, Sheffield City Council and the Environment Agency to deliver the scheme. 

Find out more about the improvement work on the A630 Parkway, and the associated traffic management at www.rotherham.gov.uk/parkway-upgrade  

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Published: 31st March 2021