Hough Lane road bridge in Wombwell will reopen to motorists on Thursday 18th June 2020 after upgrade work, Network Rail has confirmed.
The road was closed in January to allow engineers to safely demolish the old bridge, which was built in 1895, and replace it with a new wider bridge with a cycle path,
The upgraded bridge also allows trains to pass through at faster speeds.
Network Rail has worked with Northern and Barnsley Council to minimise disruption for passengers and Wombwell residents.
There will be traffic lights operating later this month to allow the car park wall to be rebuilt. Scaffolding will also remain in place on one side of the bridge whilst the final bits of work takes place to move cables. Motorists and pedestrians will not be affected by this piece of work.
Matt Rice, Route Director for Network Rail’s North and East Route, said: “We’d like to thank residents of Wombwell for their patience and support whilst we carried out this essential project to upgrade Hough Lane road bridge.
“The new and improved bridge will benefit people in the area for future generations, and we were pleased to receive positive feedback about the project from the community. The upgrade will also allow trains to travel at faster speeds on the line, which will result in more reliable journeys.”
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