JUST two lanes on one of the main routes into the town centre will be open for almost three months once work starts on a recently-approved planning application.

The application, submitted on behalf of South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE), seeks to widen Old Mill Lane and increase its current three lanes to five.

This would include a new bus lane, cycle paths, the relocation of a bus shelter, the removal of Asda’s recycling centre and Kaye Pepper’s memorial, who died on July 13, 1996.

The new proposals, which were revealed in January, suggest the widening of the highway to include four lanes and a separate bus lane - five in total.

At Tuesday’s planning board meeting, the plans were given the go-ahead - and details of work were revealed.

Once the work begins, the three lanes will be cut to two for ten weeks - and then after 17 weeks there will be three lanes open once again.