Road to be closed for maintenance work

MOTORISTS have been advised that the B6089 Packman Road between Upper Haugh and Brampton Bierlow will be closed maintenance work.

The route will be shut from July 27 to September 3 for essential replacement of a damaged culvert, Rotherham Borough Council said.

A spokesman added: “The masonry culvert has been deteriorating over the past few years and it is essential for the structure to be replaced in order to maintain the safety of highway users.”

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The road will be closed in both directions from the junction with the B6097 Firth Road/Elsecar Road to the B6090 Hoober Lane/Wentworth Road. 

From the north, access will be permitted to Melton Green, Mill Lane, Hoober Hall Lane and America Lane.

From the south, access will be permitted to Abdy Road, the farm shop and Wath Golf Club.

During the closure, drivers will be sent on an an alternative route via Wentworth Road, Blackamoor Road Warren Vale, Biscay Way and Melton High Street.

Ian Ashmore, the council’s transportation highways and design manager, said: “We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

Road resurfacing will also take place during the closure.