Thorne Road closure: Sainsbury's to stay open during latest Doncaster bridge shutdown

Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has told customers it will remain open during the latest shutdown of a major Doncaster road.

By Darren Burke
Tuesday, 22nd March 2022, 11:47 am

Thorne Road will be closed between Clay Lane and Edenthorpe from March 26 for three weeks, once again causing delays and disruptions for drivers.

It is the latest closure in a long-running saga to replace a railway bridge with work on the project starting in the summer of 2019 and the road being subject to a string of closures, leaving hundreds of motorists fuming.

Signs have been erected outside the Edenthorpe supermarket confirming it will remain open during the latest closure.

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Sainsbury's will remain open during the latest closure of Thorne Road.

Signed diversionary routes will be in place during the closure.

Last week 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.”