Southern Trans-Pennine improvements
We’re responsible for motorways and major A roads in South Yorkshire including the A616 and A628. As part of our multi-million investment we’re carrying out a range of improvements along the A628 and A61/A616 Westwood roundabout to improve journeys and safety for the thousands of drivers who use them every day.
We’re delivering £15 billion of investment on our road network described in the government’s Road Investment Strategy. This includes the Trans-Pennine upgrade. As part of this work we’re increasing capacity at A61 Westwood roundabout and carrying out technology improvements along the A628.
We’ll also be carrying out further schemes along the A628 as part of our maintenance improvements in Yorkshire and the Humber.
A summary of the schemes is below. Please scroll down for current and upcoming schemes in the area.
We’ll be reducing congestion and improving the flow of traffic for drivers through Westwood roundabout in Tankersley, Sheffield. This will also reduce congestion and improving the reliability of peoples journeys between the Manchester and Sheffield city regions.
Our improvements along the A628 will also help to improve safety for drivers and allow them to make more effective decisions through the use of electronic message signs.
These series of improvements are being carried out as part of a £5m investment in this vital Trans-Pennine route. This work which includes renewing retaining walls, barriers and drainage and resurfacing work will be carried out over this financial year and will create safer and smoother journeys.
There is currently poor connectivity between Manchester and Sheffield city regions, suppressing economic activity which will only worsen if significant improvements are not made to the corridor.
Congestion and community severance are an issue in built-up areas along the route, in particular in Mottram, but also in Hollingworth and Tintwistle as a result of queuing traffic stretching back and blocking junctions. The introduction of a bypass at Mottram will reduce traffic flows through the village, which will help to ease issues of congestion, noise pollution, air pollution and severance.