Doncaster level crossing upgrades to disrupt motor traffic

[1] has warned that key upgrades to the [2] in Moss, near [3], will cause significant disruption to motorists in the area.

The works will take place over the weekend from 23:30 on Friday, 24 November through to 7:00 on the morning of Monday, 27 November.

The work aims to repair the crossing by laying fresh tarmac to make motor journeys smoother, and will also involve repainting road markings.

Crews will be working around the clock to reduce disruption, but motorists should bear in mind that car journeys through the surrounding area will be impacted by diversions that will lead to longer travel times and some congestion.

While Moss' level crossing is being renewed, other level crossings across the UK are being reconsidered, with several in Scotland set to be replaced by bridges[4] instead.

Aerial view of the level crossing in Moss, near Doncaster // Google Maps Aerial view of the level crossing in Moss, near Doncaster // Credit: Google Maps

The work to repair the Moss level crossing is part of a £150,000 investment project that aims to both improve the infrastructure for railway passengers and to produce a higher quality experience for motorists and cyclists in the places where the railway and road networks intersect.

Doncaster is also the birthplace of the Flying Scotsman, the most famous steam engine in the world which recently returned to its place of origin for a special centenary event[5].

The village of Moss is located around ten miles outside of Doncaster, a city with significant rail links to the North of England. While Moss previously had its own railway station, it closed to both passengers and freight in 1953.

According to Network Rail's Works Delivery Supervisor Matt Story:

“The work we're doing at Moss level crossing will help us to create a more reliable railway.

“We're really sorry to anyone who is impacted by this work, and would encourage all users to leave additional time for their journeys whilst we complete this vital upgrade.

“We'd like to thank people in advance for their patience during this time.”


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