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Revamped Mexborough section of Trans Pennine Trail opens

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Posted 1st August 2023

A muddy section of the Trans Pennine Trail has been resurfaced and widened between Mill Lane, Harlington and Pastures Road in Mexborough (Doncaster), thanks to work carried out by City of Doncaster Council, with the national walking and cycling charity Sustrans

The new, improved path provides nearly two miles of smooth, traffic-free link into Mexborough in Doncaster. Sustrans worked with City of Doncaster Council and the Trans Pennine Trail national office to carry out the £430,000 upgrade, funded by the Department for Transport.

Doncaster installed a new permeable hard surface, which drains freely. They also widened* the path, where possible, and installed better wayfinding and new seating

The Trans Pennine Trail is a long-distance walking and cycling route from Southport to Hornsea, which is also part of the National Cycle Network. In the past this section of the Trans Pennine Trail frequently flooded during the winter months, which made it increasingly difficult to use.

The improvement work is part of wider plans to open up access for this popular route and green space to people using mobility scooters, buggies and horse riders,as part of Sustrans’ plan to create ‘Paths for Everyone’ along the National Cycle Network.

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