South Yorkshire road scheme revised following business and residents’ concerns

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Thurcroft residents are being advised of traffic disruption when a major road through the village is reconstructed from the end of June.

Work is set to take place on the B6060 Green Arbour Road between the junction with Katherine Street and Locksley Drive from Monday (June 27).

Concerns from businesses led to the council carrying out further consultation with traders and ward councillors for Thurcroft.

Following this consultation the council has revised its plans to enable a shorter period of time (six weeks) for the full road closure. The overall construction period will now take 16 weeks to complete and works taking place outside of the full road closure period will be undertaken using two-way traffic lights, so delays are possible.

Rotherham Council’s assistant director for community safety and street scene, Karen Hanson, said: “We appreciate there will be disruption to the area whilst these much-needed and major works to repair the road are carried out.

“We have listened to the concerns of local people and business owners, and have looked to reduce disruption with this shorter road closure, in what is a major piece of work for our highways team.

“These are very necessary works, and we have listened to feedback from local residents who have been concerned about the carriageway in this area.

“We apologise for any disruption that these vital works may cause. We have aimed for part of the work to take place during the school holidays when traffic should be lighter than at other times of year, with the majority of the road closure aimed to take place at this time,” added Karen.

The work to Green Arbour Road is the second part of a three-phase plan to fully renew this vital section of the Borough’s highway network. Because of the heavy clay soil conditions in Thurcroft, the reconstruction will involve excavation and reconstruction of the carriageway (up to a depth of 800mm) to ensure a long lasting solution.

Members of the public who have any comments or concerns about the roadworks can contact the council by emailing Streetpride@rotherham.gov.uk