Press release

New roundabout for Stocksbridge

Work is to start next week (19 May) on a Highways Agency project to build a new roundabout on the A616 Stocksbridge bypass in South Yorkshire.

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The new roundabout will provide an improved access to the steelworks on the adjoining site to accommodate the development of Stocksbridge town centre, whilst maintaining the capacity along the A616 Stocksbridge bypass. The works are expected to conclude in September.

Road users and local residents are being advised that from Monday 19 May just over half a mile of the A616 will be affected by the day-to-day works. A reduced speed limit of 30 mph and the use of narrow lanes will be in force for the four months of the project’s duration.

All lanes will remain open during peak hours but temporary traffic signals will be used when necessary on the A616 between 09.30 and 15.30 each day.

Overnight, there will be a series of closures of the westbound lane on the A616 affecting 2.5 miles of road in order to install different traffic management phases. During the closures clearly signed diversion routes will be in place with traffic being diverted along the A6102 Wortley Road and B6088 Manchester Road.

Towards the end of the work programme, resurfacing will take place overnight between 8pm and 6am, with traffic management temporarily in place.

The Highways Agency will work to keep delays and disruption to a minimum. However, during the work drivers are advised to check local traffic conditions and leave extra time for their journeys if necessary.

For information on the Highways Agency, visit the Agency’s website

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways Agency press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer

Published 14 May 2014