Drivers fear works mean road misery

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DONCASTER’S congestion-hit roads are set for more roadworks – with Edlington Lane the latest to be tackled.

Motorists, residents and businesses are being warned about possible delays in the Edlington and Warmsworth areas when work to renew a badly worn section of Edlington Lane gets under way on Sunday.

It will affect the street from the A630 Sheffield Road junction down to the fire station.

Coun Cliff Hampson, who works as a taxi driver said he feared it would make congestion even worse.

He said: “Traffic will go down Springwell Lane and then hit Balby Road there – it is already bad there, and this will make things worse.

“It doesn’t seem like there is any end to it – it’s terrible.

“I’m sure people will be very frustrated by this. They should have put this off until the summer holidays – it is going to be horrendous.”

Doncaster Council’s director of regeneration and environment Peter Dale said: “We acknowledge there are a number of important roadworks taking place across the borough, in particular along Balby Road, and we are doing all we can to minimise disruption for road users. Works on Edlington Lane will be outside peak hours and on Sundays and we expect minimal additional impact on Balby Road.

“I urge people to be patient while we undertake these essential works and plan their journeys carefully as more time will be required.”

Work will take place between 9am and 3.30pm on weekdays and traffic signals will be in use.

The council says the works are programmed and require funding from this financial year.

Any delay or postponement would leave a shortfall on funding for the scheme.