Millhouse roundabout improvements

We are carrying out a major investment project on a key road network route on the A57 Millhouse Roundabout at Worksop.

The works are to introduce traffic signals at the roundabout linking the A57, A60, B6024 Newcastle Avenue and St Annes Drive, between the M1 motorway and the A1(M).

Work began in mid-February 2016, and was due to last for 32 weeks. However, due to unforeseen circumstances related to drainage, challenging ground engineering issues and the discovery and safe removal of asbestos, the works on the roundabout have taken longer than initially planned.

The project is now entering its final stages and road users are assured that every effort is being made to ensure disruption is minimised.

Latest updates

Traffic signals have been switched on as the A57 Millhouse Roundabout improvements reach their conclusion.

Road surfacing and lines have been completed and the traffic lights will be monitored for performance and any adjustments will be made as necessary.

The roundabout has been seeded and bulbs planted as part of the landscaping process on site and three English Oaks are now in place at the roundabout.

Some additional drainage work will take place after Christmas. The key aim is to find the best way to do this without inconveniencing local residents and road users.

Further background on the scheme

Millhouse Roundabout Improvements project is being jointly funded by the County Council, D2N2 – the Local Enterprise Partnership, and Sheffield City Regional Investment Fund. This project resulted from a joint Transport and Regeneration study of Worksop, with Bassetlaw District Council, in a bid to identifying local opportunities and benefits which would help the district by upgrading the current highway network.

As a result of the study, number of improvement sites have been identified and work is on-going to secure future funding specifically along the A57, potentially unlocking land development.
In this instance, some of the benefits to this £2.4m project being undertaken including:

  • reducing congestion
  • improving journey times
  • boosting Worksop’s attractiveness for businesses to locate to
  • attracting developers to create new residential sites
  • and improving pedestrian and cycling links.

It is estimated that the increase in available employment land will have the potential to host up to 4,900 jobs and indirectly generate around 1,100 more in the town due to the increases in trade and retail footfall. It is expected that this will assist in accelerating housing growth creating up to 1,600 homes that should lead to increased trade and retail footfall.

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