Harworth Access Road

Harworth & Bircotes is a small conurbation, located about eight miles north of Worksop. Harworth & Bircotes achieved town status in 2010 and is administered locally by Haworth & Bircotes Town Council, as part of the Bassetlaw district.

The £1.1million Harworth Access Road scheme consisted of planned improvements to four junctions in the area:

  • A614 Bawtry Road/Blyth Road junction – introduction of traffic signal control;
  • Blyth Road/Scrooby Road/Tickhill Road/Main Street junction – removal of two mini roundabouts and replacement with traffic signal control;
  • A1/A614 junction – entry arm improvements and circulatory carriageway closure on part of one of the two feeder roundabouts to the A1 (M) junction at Blyth;
  • A614/Scrooby Road junction – conversion to traffic signal control and junction widening.

 

The project aims to aid the area’s economic growth, ensure smoother traffic flow; and to make Harworth & Bircotes more attractive to potential residents and businesses looking to locate to an area with good access to the A1 (M), M1 and M18 roads.

Over ten years it is estimated the project will ‘unlock’ the potential for an additional 6,650 direct and indirect jobs, and enable the building of 855 new homes.

Work began onsite in autumn 2016 and was completed in May 2017.

D2N2 covered the £1.1m cost of the scheme via its Local Growth Fund allocation.