Work to begin on new Rotherham junction to replace mini roundabout

Work is set to begin to replace a mini roundabout in Greasbrough with a three- way junction, in a bit to ease congestion.

By Danielle Andrews, Local Democracy Reporter
Monday, 29th March 2021, 12:30 pm

The mini roundabout where Coach Road meets Main Street and Potter Hill is being replaced by a three-way crossroads, with traffic lights and dedicated left and right turn lanes, to relieve congestion and improve road safety.

To improve safety and encourage travel on foot and by bike, paths around the junction will be widened to provide cycle routes, and new crossings for pedestrians and cyclists will be installed.

Simon Moss, Rotherham Council’s assistant director of planning, regeneration and transport said: “The B6089 is a vital route linking the north of our borough and the Dearne Valley with Rotherham town centre and the wider road network.

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The roundabout.

“Reducing queues at this key junction in Greasbrough will improve air quality for local residents and improve journey times for travellers across the borough.”

The new junction’s boundaries will extend onto the land where the community hall used to stand, and the vacant plot will be landscaped.

The work will be carried out by Esh Construction, on behalf of Rotherham Council, and will take place in two main phases.

Phase one will construct the boundaries of the new junction, create surface water drainage systems and install new cycle and foot paths; this will take place between April and July 2021.

Phase two will see construction of the new junction carriageways and installation of traffic lights and crossings; this will take place between November 2021 and spring 2022.

Temporary traffic signals will be used, and restricted to off-peak times and weekends when possible

Coach Road westbound towards Wingfield and Kimberworth will be closed from April 6.