Esh Construction completes Wellgate and Broom Road Active Travel Project

Esh Construction has completed the first of three key active travel projects in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, that are designed to make it safer and more convenient for pedestrians and cyclists to travel into and around the town centre.

A project on Wellgate and Broom Road – on behalf of Rotherham Council – has delivered 1600 metres of dedicated cycle tracks, along with signal-controlled crossings and associated junction improvements. An online roundabout on a busy commuter route was upgraded, incorporating the new cycle lanes to provide a safer solution for cyclists and those using mobility scooters in accessing the town centre.

Esh’s Divisional Director, Steven Garrigan, said: “This type of project requires extensive logistical planning while working across online travel networks and commuter routes, therefore we are pleased to bring the first of three active travel schemes to completion.

“…we are building on an extensive portfolio of experience, while supporting the active travel targets outlined by South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority.”

Funding for the scheme was secured by the Council through the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority Active Travel Fund (ATF), Gainshare and the City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement (CRSTS).


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