Main roundabout work finished early – but rest will have to wait

Main roundabout work finished early – but rest will have to wait

By Admin | 04/05/2020

Main roundabout work finished early – but rest will have to wait

 

THE main phase of College Road roundabout’s £5 million revamp has been completed ahead of schedule.

Widening works on the A630 near the old B&Q site — described as a “pinch point” for traffic — have been finished.

But the second phase, which will involve adding new traffic lights and landscaping, has been delayed because of the nationwide reduction in construction activity.

A Rotherham Council spokesman said: “These works will need to be completed at a later date, when it is safe to do so.”

The scheme is being part-funded by RMBC, which was also awarded a £3.2 million Government grant towards the project.

Cllr Denise Lelliott, cabinet member for the local economy, said: “This improvement scheme will provide long term benefits to the area by increasing the capacity of the roundabout, relieving congestion, and save the commuters time in the future as the volume of traffic is anticipated to continue to grow.

“I’d like to thank staff working on the site who have completed the project ahead of schedule through challenging winter weather conditions and during the implementation of the Coronavirus lockdown period.”

The aim of the project is to reduce queues in future to increase access to the town centre.

It follows the conversion of Pool Green roundabout into the £5 million New York junction in 2015.




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