A MAIN road will be closed overnight for two weeks while construction work begins.
A stretch of the Rotherham to Sheffield A630 Parkway will be closed as part of a £46m programme of improvement works that will create an extra lane between Catcliffe Junction and junction 33 of the M1.
The westbound carriageway between Catcliffe Junction and junction 33 will be closed between Monday, February 22 and Friday, February 26 between 8pm and 6am to allow for carriageway repairs.
The eastbound carriageway will be closed overnight between Monday, March 1 and Wednesday, March 3 to put traffic management measures in place and the westbound carriageway will be closed overnight from Thursday, March 4 to Saturday, March 6. Both of these closures will be from 8pm to 6am.
Either the eastbound or westbound carriageway will be closed overnight on Sunday, March 7, depending on the progress of the work.
Traffic will be diverted during closures of the eastbound carriageway (Sheffield to M1) via Europa Link, A631 Shepcote Lane, M1 Junction 34 Tinsley, A6178 Sheffield Road, A630 Centenary Way and A630 West Bawtry Road.
During closures of the westbound carriageway (M1 to Sheffield) traffic will be diverted via A630 West Bawtry Road, A630 Centenary Way, A6178 Sheffield Road, M1 Junction 34 Tinsley, A631 Shepcote Lane and Europa Link.
After these closures, the Catcliffe Junction to junction 33 section of the A630 will operate with narrow lanes while construction continues.
The work will widen the roundabout and slip roads at junction 33 as well as adding a new lane on the stretch to Catcliffe.
Rotherham Council’s cabinet member for jobs and the local economy, Cllr Denise Lelliott, said: “It’s great that work is now underway.
“The A630 Parkway is a vital connection between Rotherham and Sheffield, and with the M1.
“These improvements will reduce congestion, pollution and journey times, benefiting the region's residents and businesses.”
Rotherham Council’s interim head of transport infrastructure, Andrew Moss, said: “We are grateful to road users and local residents for their patience.
“We and our contractors are taking all possible steps to ensure the project is completed as quickly and safely as possible, and to minimise any disruption.”
Visit www.rotherham.gov.uk/parkway-upgrade to find out more about the work.