Roundabout work reassurance for worried drivers

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Motorists have been reassured about changes to a busy road junction - after fears it was being narrowed.

Complaints have been raised by Star readers about the future of Meadowhead roundabout.

One motorist said: “The roundabout has been reduced from three lanes to two during the work and now kerbstones are being laid which appear to show the two lanes being made permanent.

“This is coming after the works done on the A61 in Woodseats which cost millions, caused congestion and had to be altered again at extra cost to reduce the jams.”

But Sheffield Council said the reduction in lanes on the roundabout is temporary and it will be returned to three lanes once work is complete.

Coun Leigh Bramall, cabinet member for business, skills and development, said the work was temporary.

He said: “The two lanes around Meadowhead roundabout are a temporary measure while work is being carried out to reshape and improve it. “

“When the work is completed there will be three lanes for traffic.

“With more than 51,000 vehicles using this key junction every day, the aim behind these measures is to ease congestion.”