Towpath to be upgraded

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A CANAL towpath between Tinsley and Rotherham is to be temporarily closed for improvement works.

From April 22, two miles of the path, which runs alongside the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation, will be closed between Don Street in Rotherham Town Centre and Tinsley to allow Rotherham Council to resurface the unmade path.

All access points to the towpath will be closed from Wharf Road Bridge at Tinsley to Don Street, Rotherham, during the works, which are expected to take until the autumn.

The remainder of the path, near to Rotherham United’s New York Stadium, will be improved later in the year and during 2014.

Rotherham Council is investing £300,000 in the scheme.

Diversion signs will be erected.