Press release

New safety barriers for A628 Salters Brook Bridge

The Highways Agency will begin work to renew barriers on the A628 at Salters Brook Bridge in Sheffield next week, improving safety along this important Pennine route.


The work will take place from Sunday (16 March) to Monday 7 April and it will be necessary to close one lane on the A628 near to Goddard Lane and put in place temporary traffic signals. Full night time carriageway closures will be required on Sunday (16 March) and Sunday 30 March to install and remove the traffic management.

Highways Agency project manager, Tim Calvert, said:

These new barriers will improve safety for drivers travelling along the A628. During the work we ask that drivers take care when travelling through the roadworks and along the diversion routes.

There will be fully signed diversion routes in place during the three overnight closures. The A628 will be closed at its junction with the A616 Flouch Roundabout through to the A57 Gunn Inn Junction between the hours of 8pm to 6am. Access to the few properties within the fully closed carriageway will be maintained using escort vehicles.

Eastbound local traffic will be diverted off the A628 onto the A57 to Sheffield. Motorways overhead signs will advise eastbound traffic on the M60, M66, M62 and M61 to use the M62 and M1. Westbound motorway traffic will also be advised by overhead signs to use the M1, M62 and M60 motorways.

Non-motorway traffic will be diverted onto the northbound A616 at Flouch Roundabout. At Holmfirth they will be diverted left onto the A635 and continue westbound until the junction with the A6018 at Stalybridge. At Stalybridge they will be diverted left onto the A6018 and continue in a south-easterly direction until they reach the A57.

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 March 2014