Start date announced for major roadworks in Rotherham

Start date announced for major roadworks in Rotherham

By Gareth Dennison | 02/08/2019

Start date announced for major roadworks in Rotherham
College Road roundabout (the old B&Q roundabout)

WORK on a £5 million revamp of the College Road roundabout will start on Monday, August 19.

The project — expected to take nine months to construct — aims to improve long-term traffic flow by adding a fourth lane.

Temporary traffic arrangements will be in place for 12 months, including: 

  • Westbound closure of College Road towards College Road roundabout, between the Masbrough Street junction and the roundabout
  • Traffic from Masbrough Street will be able to access College Road roundabout via Bridge Street, turning left into Greasbrough Road adjacent to the Bridge pub. 

Cllr Denise Lelliott, Rotherham Borough Council’s cabinet member for jobs and the economy, said: “This much needed improvement scheme will increase the capacity of the roundabout, help relieve congestion, save commuters time and allow traffic to flow more smoothly.

“We would like to thank motorists and residents for their patience while these improvements are being carried out.

“It is inevitable that during construction there will be some delays at the junction, but every effort will be made to keep this to a minimum.”

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

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