A6023 Flyover Demolition – Greens Way, Mexborough
The Greens Way flyover bridge over the A6023 in Mexborough has been demolished.
This came following the advice of bridge engineers, who issued safety guidance due to the structure’s continued deteriorating condition.
The flyover which was constructed in 1968 served the town for well over half a century but was deemed to pose a risk to the safety of pedestrians and motorists was therefore demolished as a matter of urgency.
The removal of the bridge was agreed by local ward councillors and Doncaster Council representatives who saw it as the only feasible option remaining.
What the scheme involves
The demolition of the Greens Way flyover scheme includes:
- Accommodation works to retain access to the businesses south of Greens Way during the demolition works.
- Installation of protection to prevent damage to the road surfacing of Greens Way during the demolition works.
- Demolition of the centre span of the bridge.
- Demolition of the bridge abutments.
- Removal of all spoil created.
- Removal of the road protection.
- Regrading of the embankments, topsoil and seed.
- As part of the works, there will be pedestrian access improvements made. These include pathway resurfacing, increased lighting and the installation of a pedestrian safety barrier / guard rail.
How long will it take to decide on an alternative?
The Public Transport study will inform the masterplan proposals on how to improve access into the town centre, including better linking the railway station, proposals for a new bus interchange and how to provide more active travel opportunities.
When will the Masterplan be ready for further consultation with residents and businesses?
Following the Transport study, the masterplan proposals will be tweaked to take into consideration the findings of the study before going out to consultation. The issues in relation to the flyover and the multi-story car park has caused the significant delay to the masterplan, but it also provides opportunities to look at town centre access without the flyover and how the town centre can be better linked and fit for the future.