Demolition of Mexborough Greens Way Flyover; Next Steps
Next steps are being taken ahead of the agreed demolition of The Greens Way (A6023) flyover in Mexborough.
All the bridges in Doncaster are inspected every two years as part of our regular inspection, service and maintenance schedule.
When the Mexborough Flyover was inspected in May 2021 there were serious structural defects detected which is why it was closed to vehicular traffic in order to enable a full structural survey to be undertaken and options to be drawn up for its future.
Since then, there has been a full structural survey carried out which recommended monthly inspections, these monthly inspections have been taking place and have identified considerable deterioration over the past 9 months which is why it needs to be demolished.
Bridge engineers, who issued safety guidance on the structure’s continued deteriorating condition, deemed that it could pose a safety risk to pedestrians and motorists and should be demolished as a matter of urgency.
Therefore, in the interests of public safety, the decision to demolish the flyover was made with ward members, Mayor Ros, highways engineers and other council officials on Wednesday 9 February who saw it as the only feasible option available.
Preliminary works to ensure the safe and swift removal of the bridge are due to begin week commencing 28 March with the five-day demolition taking place in April. This will be communicated to residents and businesses once finalised.
As part of the works, there will be pedestrian access improvements made. These include pathway resurfacing, increased lighting and the installation of a guard rail.
Director of Economy & Environment, Dan Swaine, said: “Public safety comes first. We’ve stated this from the outset and we’re pleased that progress on the works to demolish the flyover has advanced quickly.
“Future transport and access needs of the town centre will be considered as part of the Mexborough Masterplan. That is why work has already begun on the Transport study.
“By focussing on highway options, parking, active travel and the Mexborough Gateway (Bus Interchange), this will help inform and provide the evidence base for the Mexborough Masterplan proposals to regenerate the town centre.”
Further guidance on what the works mean for pedestrians, motorists and public transport users will be communicated in due course.
Please visit www.doncaster.gov.uk/roadworks for more.