A MAJOR road now has reopened this morning (Thursday), after it was closed off for over 48 hours.
The A6123, Aldwarke Lane near Parkgate was shut off to all vehicles after a lorry hit a bridge on Monday lunchtime (February 11).
“We are pleased to say that the road under Aldwarke Lane bridge, has reopened this morning after work was carried out to repair damage caused when the bridge was struck by a lorry," said a spokeswoman for Network Rail.
“Safety is always our priority and it was necessary to keep the road closed whilst the concrete used to replace the dislodged bricks set. Trains have also been running at a reduced speed since the bridge strike happened but from this morning, they are now able to travel at full speed through the area.”
The spokeswoman also thanked motorists and pedestrians for their patience whilst the road was closed.
Colin Knight, head of highway services at Rotherham Council, said that as part of the accident investigation, they will be reviewing the signage in the area and make the necessary improvements where required.