Doncaster Council bosses apologise and say demolition of Mexborough flyover ‘taking longer than expected’

The demolition of a flyover bridge in Mexborough has been delayed and further work to complete the project has been revealed.

By George Torr, Local Democracy Reporter
Friday, 29th April 2022, 2:01 pm

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

But work on the supporting structures has taken longer than initially anticipated. This means that further work will be necessary during the week commencing May 2.

Bosses expect Greens Way will be reopened to traffic later that same week.

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Demolition of Mexborough's flyover bridge

Additional signage which provides direction to the town centre will remain in place for the duration of the works. Traffic management will also continue. This includes the U-Turn’s on Greens Way and the one way system on Arnold Crescent.

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 which was constructed in 1968 but is now deemed to ‘pose a risk to the safety’ of pedestrians and motorists if it isn’t taken down.

In the interests of public safety, highways bosses said the removal of the bridge, agreed by ward councillors and Doncaster Council representatives, said it was the ‘only feasible option remaining’.

Demolition of Mexborough's flyover bridge

A public transport study has been carried out on how access routes into Mexborough town centre can be better improved.

It will also inform the Mexborough Masterplan which will be out for further consultation following completion of the Transport Study.

The study will focus on four key areas.

Accessibility into the town centre, another look at the Mexborough Bus Interchange proposals, review of the current parking provision and another look at cycling and walking improvements into Mexborough will be considered.

Demolition of Mexborough's flyover bridge

DMBC director of economy and environment, Dan Swaine, said: “We’d like to thank residents for their patience during this time. Slightly overrunning is unfortunate but unavoidable given the complexities surrounding bridge demolition.

Work will commence again after the bank holiday and the road should re-open again by the end of next week.

“We apologise for this further unplanned inconvenience and would like to thank residents and, in particular, nearby businesses for their continued patience while these necessary safety works are completed.”

Demolition of Mexborough's flyover bridge