Esh secures £1.4m junction improvement scheme for Rotherham Council

Three-way crossroads with traffic lights will be installed to relieve congestion at the busy junction.

Esh Construction’s civil engineering division has commenced work on behalf of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council to construct a new junction which will improve road safety and improve traffic flows on the network.

The contract – procured via the YORcivil2 Framework – includes changing the road layout on the B6089 through Greasbrough from a mini roundabout to a signalised junction, with dedicated left and right turn lanes, to relieve congestion at the busy junction.

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.

The new junction’s boundaries will extend onto the land where Greasbrough Town Hall used to stand, and this area will be landscaped and given new planting to provide a pleasant public space.

Steve Conn, Divisional Director at Esh Construction, said: “We are pleased to be appointed as the contractor for this project for Rotherham Council and will work with them to ensure any disruption is kept to a minimum for residents and road users. Throughout the scheme we will engage with the local area by procuring local supply and a local workforce, ensuring maximum economic and social benefit for the community.”

Due for completion in Spring 2022, the scheme will be delivered across two main phases. Phase 1 will construct the boundaries of the new junction, create surface water drainage systems and install new cycle and foot paths, while Phase 2 will see construction of the new junction carriageways and installation of traffic lights and crossings.

Rotherham Council’s Assistant Director of Planning, Regeneration and Transport, Simon Moss, 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. 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 highway improvements are being funded by Sheffield City Region’s Local Growth Fund.

We are pleased to be appointed as the contractor for this project for Rotherham Council and will work with them to ensure any disruption is kept to a minimum for residents and road users. Throughout the scheme we will engage with the local area by procuring local supply and a local workforce, ensuring maximum economic and social benefit for the community.”

Steve Conn, Divisional Director at Esh Construction

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