A630 Parkway between Sheffield and Rotherham to close overnight during £46m road widening works

A series of overnight closures on the A630 Parkway between Sheffield and Rotherham is set to begin.

Friday, 11th June 2021, 2:11 pm

The closures will take place during June, July and August as part of a £46 million scheme to create an extra lane in each direction between Catcliffe Junction and the M1, and to widen the roundabout and slip roads at junction 33 of the motorway.

The first phase of the works is due to be completed this summer, with the existing central safety barrier being removed, new drainage created and the former central reservation turned into a new road surface.

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Two new lanes are being created on the A630 Parkway between Sheffield and Rotherham
Two new lanes are being created on the A630 Parkway between Sheffield and Rotherham

Closures will happen on week and weekend nights, with the road usually only being closed in one direction at a time.

Eastbound traffic (from Sheffield towards the M1) will be diverted via Rotherham: Europa Link, A631 Shepcote Lane, M1 Junction 34 Tinsley, A6178 Sheffield Road, A630 Centenary Way and A630 West Bawtry Road.

Westbound traffic (from the M1 towards Sheffield) will be diverted via Rotherham: A630 West Bawtry Road, A630 Centenary Way, A6178 Sheffield Road, M1 J34 Tinsley, A631 Shepcote Lane and Europa Link.

The second phase of the work will be focused on the verge of the westbound carriageway, including construction of the retaining wall and the installation of new drainage, highway surface, street lighting and safety barriers.

During phase two, two lanes will operate in both directions during the daytime using the eastbound carriageway and former central reservation.

Balfour Beatty is carrying out the government-funded project on behalf of Rotherham Council, which claims the additional lanes will reduce congestion, pollution and journey times.

For full details of the planned closures, including dates and times, visit: www.rotherham.gov.uk/parkway-upgrade.