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Major overnight resurfacing repairs at A61 Whittington Moor roundabout start Monday 26 June

20 June 2023

Major resurfacing improvements are planned to take place on the approach roads to the A61 Whittington Moor roundabout, starting from Monday 26 June.

The works on the approach roads – the A61 northbound and southbound, Brimington Road North, B6057 Sheffield Road and the B6050 Dunston Road - will be carried out on weekday nights between 7pm and 5am.

All roads will then reopen as normal from 5am on Thursday 6 July.

The timetable is subject to dry weather conditions which are essential for the resurfacing process.

The £350,000 repairs have been carefully phased in two halves – the approach roads to be followed in September by the roundabout – to help minimise disruption and inconvenience for local road users.

Our surveys have shown that the existing 20-year-old road surface is now beyond further patching repairs and requires full replacement.

A number of additional repairs will be carried out at the same time as the resurfacing work including laying anti-skid surfacing on the approaches to the roundabout to reduce collisions, jetting the drains to reduce surface water flooding and installing new kerbs.

A temporary 30 mile per hour speed limit will be in place during the work to protect local road users and the workforce.

Diversion signs will be in place – please allow extra time for your journey.