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:  
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  2021-22
Programme:  Southern Trans-Pennine improvements

Progress report

We're planning a series of public information events in March to answer any questions and to provide information about work starting to widen Westwood roundabout in Tankersley, Sheffield, and technology improvements along the A628.

The planned work will help reduce congestion, improve traffic flows on the roundabout and enable us to provide real-time information for motorists to make effective decisions about their journey.

The events will be held on:

  • Saturday 29 February 2020 - 12 noon to 4pm - Tankersley Welfare Hall, Pilley Lane, Tankersley, Barnsley, S75 3AP
  • Wednesday 4 March 2020 - 10am to 6pm - Tankersley Welfare Hall, Pilley Lane, Tankersley, Barnsley, S75 3AP

What's next?

Work is due to start to increase capacity of Westwood roundabout in Tankersley, Sheffield, in March 2020. Technology improvements along the A628 Woodhead Pass will follow later in the year.

We'll produce further information as we get closer to the start but in the meantime, if you have any queries please get in touch with the project team on 0300 470 5103 or by email at WestwoodandTechnology@highwaysengland.co.uk

Timeline

Date Event
March 2020 Public information events
End of March 2020 Start of work
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

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Location : The A61 northbound between the junctions with the A616 and the M1 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 28 February 2020 to 06:00 on 29 February 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 March 2020 to 7 March 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 5:03 pm
Location : The A61 southbound between the junctions with the M1 and the A616 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 28 February 2020 to 06:00 on 29 February 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 March 2020 to 7 March 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 5:03 pm
Location : The A61 southbound between the junctions with the M1 and the A616 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 28 February 2020 to 06:00 on 4 May 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 5:03 pm
Location : The A61 northbound between the junctions with the A616 and the M1 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 28 February 2020 to 06:00 on 4 May 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 5:03 pm
Location : The A616 westbound between the junctions with the M1 and the A61 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 28 February 2020 to 06:00 on 29 February 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 March 2020 to 7 March 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 5:03 pm
Location : The A616 westbound between the A61 and the junction with the A6102 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 28 February 2020 to 06:00 on 1 June 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 5:03 pm
Location : The A616 westbound between the junctions with the A61 and the A629 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 28 February 2020 to 06:00 on 29 February 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 March 2020 to 7 March 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 5:03 pm
Location : The A616 eastbound between the junctions with the A629 and the A61 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 28 February 2020 to 06:00 on 29 February 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 March 2020 to 7 March 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 5:03 pm
Location : The A616 eastbound between the junctions with the A61 and the M1 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 28 February 2020 to 06:00 on 29 February 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 March 2020 to 7 March 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 5:03 pm
Location : The A616 eastbound between the A6102 and the junction with the A61 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 28 February 2020 to 06:00 on 1 June 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 5:03 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J36 and J35 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 4 March 2020 to 06:00 on 5 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 6:53 am
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J36 and J37 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 3 March 2020 to 06:00 on 4 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
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 21:00 on 2 March 2020 to 06:00 on 3 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J38 and J37 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 4 March 2020 to 06:00 on 5 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The M1 northbound entry slip at junction J36 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 2 March 2020 to 06:00 on 3 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The M1 northbound exit slip at junction J37 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 3 March 2020 to 06:00 on 4 March 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 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 21:00 on 2 March 2020 to 06:00 on 3 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J36 and J37 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 2 March 2020 to 06:00 on 3 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
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 21:00 on 2 March 2020 to 06:00 on 3 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The A616 eastbound between the A628 and the junction with the A6102 . Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 2 March 2020 to 6 March 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J34 and J35 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 March 2020 to 7 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 9 March 2020 to 16 March 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The A616 westbound between the A6102 and the junction with the A628 . Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 2 March 2020 to 6 March 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J36 and J37 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 2 March 2020 to 06:00 on 3 March 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The A628 eastbound between the junctions with the A6024 and the A616 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 2 March 2020 to 06:00 on 3 March 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The M1 northbound exit slip at junction J37 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 3 March 2020 to 06:00 on 4 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The A628 eastbound between the junctions with the A6024 and the A616 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:30 and 06:00 from 3 March 2020 to 6 March 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J38 and J37 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 05:00 on 29 February 2020 to 09:00 on 29 February 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The M1 northbound exit slip at junction J38 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 4 March 2020 to 06:00 on 5 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am

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