COMMUTERS are being warned buses will be unable to serve an area for the next four months.

In July last year, a section of the A635 near Goldthorpe was closed after a car was deliberately set on fire in an underpass.

The closure of the bypass was essential to ensure public safety, according to the council, due to the risk that the underpass could collapse with the weight of traffic due to the potential of damage which cannot be seen within the structure.

The council has confirmed there was a ‘significant risk’ the subway would collapse, potentially causing life-threatening damage.

The closure will be in place for four months whilst a new carriageway, reinforced steel, and traffic management work takes place.

It now means that the X19 service will be unable to reach Doncaster Road, Pickhils Avenue, Market Street, Barnsley Road and High Street.

A spokesperson for Stageacoach said: “We’re sorry for the inconvenience this will cause.”