A61 Westwood roundabout

Improvements at Westwood roundabout (A61/A616) at Tankersley and technology improvements along the A628 Woodhead Pass.

Region:  North East
Start date:  March 2020
Cost:  £18.6m
Status:  CURRENT
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  2021-22
Programme:  Southern Trans-Pennine improvements

Progress report

Since our public information events back in February/March we’ve started our ground investigation work to widen the A61/A616 Westwood roundabout. This work includes establishing the extent of mine workings and ground conditions at key areas of the roundabout and will enable to us to carry out the widening work which will help reduce congestion and improve traffic flows on the roundabout.

What's next?

Once our investigations have been completed and any remedial work carried out, we’ll start work to widen the roundabout and some of the approaches. In autumn we’ll start our technology improvements along the A628. This will enable us to provide real-time information for motorists to make effective decisions about their journey.

Timeline

Date Event
February/March 2020 Public information events
End of March 2020 Start of work
June 2020 Ground investigation and remedial work complete
July 2020 Work starts to widen the roundabout
Autumn 2020 Work starts on the A628
January 2021 Roundabout work complete
2021-22 Scheme completed

Why we need this scheme

Increasing capacity of Westwood roundabout by adding an extra lane on the roundabout and the approaches will reduce congestion and improve journey time reliability. Traffic lights will also be added to all the approaches apart from Maple Road.

Sections of the A628 Woodhead Pass can be badly affected by poor weather. The lack of technology in the area, such as electronic information signs, also means that there is little information available for road users to make effective decisions about their journey. We are currently identifying locations where electronic message signs can be installed to inform drivers of the conditions of the road. This will allow them to choose alternative routes in the event of incidents on the A628 and improve journey time reliability.

This scheme is part of a wider package of work that will improve the existing route connecting the M67 at Mottram in Longdendale to the M1, north of Sheffield. Please see our A57/A628 trans-Pennine upgrade scheme to see what else we are doing along this route.

Aims

The aims of this scheme include:

  • connectivity – by reducing congestion and improving the reliability of people’s journeys between the Manchester and Sheffield city regions
  • capacity – by reducing delays and queues that occur during busy periods and improving the performance of junctions on the route
  • reliability – by reducing the number of incidents and by the use of technology to advise drivers of incidents along the route
  • safety – by reducing the number of accidents along the route through targeted improvement measures

The scheme in detail

The scheme will include:

  • Safety and technology improvements – including safety measures focused on addressing accident hotspots and the provision of electronic message signs
  • A616/A61(T) Westwood roundabout – improvements to reduce congestion and improve the flow of traffic through the roundabout in Tankersley, Sheffield
  • connectivity – by reducing congestion and improving the reliability of people’s journeys between the Manchester and Sheffield city regions

Environment

Our Environmental Impact Assessment has now been published and can be found in the ‘Project media files and documents’ section.

Project media files and documents

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Project timeline

Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

The latest incident information for England's motorway and trunk routes provided by Highways England

Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J37 and J36 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 May 2020 to 06:00 on 30 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 8:12 pm
Location : The A61 southbound between the junctions with the M1 and the A616 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 26 May 2020 to 29 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 1 June 2020 to 5 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 8 June 2020 to 12 June 2020.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 2:31 pm
Location : The A616 westbound between the junctions with the M1 and the A61 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 26 May 2020 to 29 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 1 June 2020 to 5 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 8 June 2020 to 12 June 2020.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 2:31 pm
Location : The A616 westbound between the junctions with the A61 and the A629 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 26 May 2020 to 29 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 1 June 2020 to 5 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 8 June 2020 to 12 June 2020.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 2:31 pm
Location : The A61 northbound between the junctions with the A616 and the M1 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 26 May 2020 to 29 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 1 June 2020 to 5 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 8 June 2020 to 12 June 2020.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 2:31 pm
Location : The A616 eastbound between the junctions with the A61 and the M1 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 26 May 2020 to 29 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 1 June 2020 to 5 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 8 June 2020 to 12 June 2020.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 2:31 pm
Location : The A616 eastbound between the junctions with the A629 and the A61 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 26 May 2020 to 29 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 1 June 2020 to 5 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 8 June 2020 to 12 June 2020.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 2:31 pm
Location : The A616 westbound between the junctions with the A61 and the A629 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 10:00 on 22 May 2020 to 17:00 on 12 June 2020.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 9:01 am
Location : The A616 eastbound between the junctions with the A629 and the A61 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 10:00 on 22 May 2020 to 17:00 on 12 June 2020.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 9:01 am
Location : The A61 southbound between the junctions with the M1 and the A616 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 10:00 on 22 May 2020 to 17:00 on 12 June 2020.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 9:01 am
Location : The A61 northbound between the junctions with the A616 and the M1 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 10:00 on 22 May 2020 to 17:00 on 12 June 2020.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 9:01 am
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J33 and J32 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 May 2020 to 06:00 on 29 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 7:12 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J34 and J33 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 May 2020 to 06:00 on 29 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 7:12 pm
Location : The M1 southbound at junction J33 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 May 2020 to 06:00 on 29 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 7:12 pm
Location : The A628 eastbound between the junctions with the A6024 and the A616 . Reason : Roadside Drains Works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 31 August 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:37 pm
Location : The A628 eastbound between the A57 and the junction with the A616 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 26 May 2020 to 30 May 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm

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