We have successfully delivered two schemes at Manvers Way in Rotherham for Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council.
Firstly, we created a cycle route linking Manvers Way to Moor Road and Biscay Way. This involved constructing a section of new segregated footway/cycleway north of Moor Road and installing a protected cycle lane keeping cyclists separate from both motor traffic and pedestrians – the first of its kind in South Yorkshire. There was 1km of new ducting to accommodate traffic signalling upgrades.
There were some big challenges when delivering this job. Traffic and pedestrian management on the busy main roads of Biscay Way and Manvers Way was successfully arranged. A range of key stakeholders were kept up to date, in particular Tesco, for periods of night closures for final surfacing works.
Following this, we did a full repaint of the existing pedestrian footbridge crossing Manvers Way. The bridge was in need of a coat of paint and steelwork repairs to make sure pedestrians and cyclists can cross safely for many years to come. Encapsulated scaffolding enabled workers to paint the bridge above a closed lane, while signal-controlled traffic continued to flow on the other lane.
The bridge is now open again and the cycle route is a welcome addition for cyclists.