A630 Parkway Widening Scheme
Rotherham Council is improving the A630 ‘Parkway’ between the Catcliffe Junction and the M1 J33 to reduce journey times and congestion and to improve road safety.
Under the plans, a new third lane is being added in both directions between the Catcliffe junction and the M1, as well as changes to the A630/M1 roundabout. A reduced speed limit of 50mph will also be introduced to improve air quality once the scheme is completed.
This section of the ‘Parkway’ – more formally known as Rotherham Gateway – is Rotherham’s busiest road, with the Catcliffe Interchange serving the Advanced Manufacturing Park, the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District and Waverley New Community. The improvement will support housing and employment growth in this key development area.
The scheme, funded by Central Government from the Local Growth Fund, will unlock development capacity in the region and reduce driver delays on the surrounding road network to provide benefits for the local community.
The project has been designed to ensure it is contained within the footprint of the existing highway, reducing the need for bridge modifications and retaining the distance from existing properties. Landscaping will be reinstated sympathetically, including new tree planting and hedgerows where appropriate.
A Full Business Case was submitted to Government in May 2020 and was approved in October 2020. It is proposed that the scheme will take approximately 21 months to complete and be operational by Autumn 2022. Every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum during the works construction period.