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A628 Closure For Essential Drainage Work
The A628 in South Yorkshire will be closed next weekend to allow emergency drainage work to be carried out underneath the road after recent flooding caused a wall and embankment to collapse.

Repairs will be taking place along the A628 between Flouch and the Gun Inn 1.5 miles east of Tintwistle on the westbound carriageway.

The work includes installing drainage pipes under the road, repairs to the existing footpath and repairing the road. In addition a new gully will be installed and the dry stone walling will be made safe.

To carry out the work temporary traffic lights will be in place on Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 July during the day between 9.30am until 3.30pm. The road will be closed in both directions from 8pm on Friday 21 July until 6am on Monday 24 July.

Highways England project manager Martin Barnes said:

"It is essential that we carry out this repair as soon as possible before any further damage is caused. We will be repairing the carriageway, associated footpath and will make the dry stone wall safe. A more permanent solution involving significant works to the embankment will be required at a later date.

"We are aware that closing this important route causes disruption to drivers and in order to take full advantage of the closure we will also carry out other general maintenance work and resurfacing along the A628 over the weekend. We would like to thank drivers for their patience and advise people to find alternative routes and allow extra time."

Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the M1 and M62 and for non-motorway traffic via the A635.

A628 Closure For Essential Drainage Work, 15th July 2017, 14:35 PM