Road improvement scheme in Rotherham now complete

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School children in Rotherham will bury some time capsules a during a ceremony today to mark the official opening of a new road they named.

Work on the A630 has taken months to complete and the area formerly known as the Pool Green Roundabout - at the junction with Main Street and Masbrough Street - is now known as New York Junction.

Children from Ferham Primary School and Thornhill Primary School who named the new junction will joined dignitaries at the official opening.

The £5.1 million scheme involved the removal of the roundabout and pedestrian subways and replaced them with a traffic signal controlled junction that will allow extra traffic on the A630 Centenary Way.

Over 30 trees and 40,000 bulbs are to be planted as part of the scheme.

Councillor Denise Lelliott, advisory cabinet member for housing and the local economy, said: “Traffic movement through Rotherham town centre towards the M1, as well as allowing greater access to the town centre, will be greatly enhanced because of the scheme and we’re hopeful that motorists will see the benefits almost immediately.”