Doncaster road re-opens after demolition of crumbling flyover is completed

A major Doncaster road has re-opened following the completion of work to demolish a crumbling flyover.

By Darren Burke
Thursday, 5th May 2022, 10:09 am

The A6023 Greens Way in Mexborough reopened to traffic last night after the unsafe bridge was brought crashing down several weeks ago.

A Doncaster Council spokesman said: “There are some minor works still to be carried out under a lane closure but little disruption is expected.

“All diversion routes and one way systems will be removed in due course.

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Greens Way has re-opened after the demolition of a flyover.

“Thank you for your patience.”

The main part of the bridge was removed swiftly on the weekend of April 23 and 24.

But work on supporting structures took longer than initially anticipated meaning the road stayed closed.

A decision was taken by the council to demolish the Greens Way flyover bridge over the A6023 following the advice of bridge engineers, who issued safety guidance due to the structure’s ‘continued deteriorating condition’.

The flyover, constructed in 1968, was deemed to ‘pose a risk to the safety’ of pedestrians and motorists.