This major Doncaster road will close in both directions for a week this weekend

A major Doncaster road will close in both directions for a week this weekend – and drivers are being warned of diversions and disruption.

By Darren Burke
Friday, 28th February 2020, 3:01 pm
Updated Friday, 28th February 2020, 3:01 pm

Thorne Road will be shut from 7am on March 1 until 6pm on March 8 as further work takes place on the carriageways between Sandall Park and the West Moor Link Road roundabout near to the Clay Lane Estate and Sainsbury’s at Edenthorpe.

Diversions will be in place during the period of work on the A18.

The road will be closed on the section between the Sandall Park/Shaw Lane Industrial Estate roundabout and the West Moor Link roundabout at the other side of the railway bridge, near to the Toby Carvery pub and Sainsbury’s supermarket.

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Thorne Road will be closed for a week in both directions.

The works are part of an ongoing two year scheme to improve the A630 West Moor Link road which connects junction 4 of the M18 to Edenthorpe.

The scheme aims to improve journey times on the A630/A18 corridor by replacing the A18 Thorne Rd railway over bridge with a 'widened and deepened prefabricated bridge' as well as alterations to Thorne Road itself, including widening of the route and alterations to roundabouts.

From Sunday 8 March through to the end of June 2020 the road will reopen but the road will be single lane in both directions as the work progresses.

There will be no pedestrian route between March 1 and 8 and school pupils heading towards Hungerhill School are being advised to take an alternative route to get to classes.

There will be signposted diversions in place during the week long closure and people are asked to allow more time to complete their journeys as there could be congestion on the roads.

Roadworks on Armthorpe Road on the entry to Armthorpe are being lifted during the duration of the work in a bid to minimise disruption for motorists in other parts of the town.

As soon as the piling works is completed, Doncaster Council will reopen the road.

Full details of the route diversions are available HERE