Council warns of road closures and delays

MOTORISTS are warned to be aware of road closures and delays caused by works next week.

Rotherham Borough Council tweeted traffic alerts on Friday, notifying drivers of the upcoming issues.

Hollowgate is now closed between Wellgate and Alma Road, as gas engineers carry out repairs.

The street is set to reopen on Wednesday, August 9 — a diversion is currently in place.

The B6059 Station Road and Wales Road will see resurfacing begin on Monday, August 7, with temporary traffic lights creating possible delays.

These roads will close completely at Kiveton Bridge the following Monday until Friday, September 1.

Diversions will route traffic from Wales Road to the A618, via the A57 to Kiveton Lane then back to Station Road, or vice versa.

Pedestrian access across the bridge and to the station, as well as access to side streets, will be open at all times.

The works are part of the local authority’s 2020 Roads Programme.

Colin Knight, the council’s head of highways, said: “We apologise for any disruption experienced by local residents and businesses.

“However, this work is essential to improve the roads in the area and we hope people will appreciate the benefits once the work is completed.”

He added: “We aim to keep residents and businesses informed and if anyone has any questions, staff on site will be happy to talk through any concerns.”

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