Thorne Road closure: Doncaster Council explains latest shutdown in bridge saga

Doncaster Council has explained why one of Doncaster’s key routes will shut again later this month in a long running saga to replace a railway bridge.

By Darren Burke
Friday, 18th March 2022, 8:25 am

Thorne Road will be closed between Clay Lane and Edenthorpe from March 23 for three weeks, once again causing delays and disruptions for drivers.

Work on the project started in the summer of 2019 and the road has been subject to a string of closures, leaving hundreds of motorists fuming.

Authority chiefs have now outlined the work which will take place during the latest shutdown.

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Thorne Road will close again later this month.

A Doncaster Council spokesman said: “A road closure will be in operation from Saturday 26 March until 17 April.

“This includes two weeks of school Easter holidays to try to minimise disruption. A diversion will be in place.

“The existing circular Dodge Dyke brick culvert under the road will be demolished and new low profile precast culvert units will be installed to facilitate the carriageway lowering.

“To take full advantage of the road being closed, we are going to install new kerb lines either side of the dual carriageway. We are going to commence work on the northern and southern combined cycleway facilities, as well as installing new street lighting columns in their new locations.”

“Working under lane closures means it can take longer to complete elements of the scheme than it would take if we closed the road for an extended period. However, the impact of an extended road closure to complete the highways work is considered too disruptive.