Grandad’s fears over obscured Sheffield road signs

Obscured road sign on the B6200, Sheffield.
Obscured road sign on the B6200, Sheffield.
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There’s no sign drivers on this road would have any idea where they are heading – as directions have become obscured by greenery.

Grandad James Parkes complained about the state of the neglected signs on the A57 between Beighton and the M1 at Aston to Rotherham Council and Highways Agency – but had no response.

Obscured road sign on the B6200, Sheffield.

Obscured road sign on the B6200, Sheffield.

The 73-year-old, of Handsworth, said: “I complained a year ago and again at the start of July, and there is just lethargy and indolence in response.

“My daughters use that road, as do my granddaughters, and if a person is trying to look for a sign but it’s obscured then they will not be looking at the road – it is dangerous. I can’t see the point in having road signs and letting them grow wild.”

Colin Knight, network manager for Rotherham Council, said the length of the road network meant ‘a challenging maintenance schedule’ for trees and shrubs.

He added: “A start has been made on one side of the Chesterfield Road section of the A57 but progress is slow due to weather. Works should be complete by the end of November.”

Obscured road sign on the B6200, Sheffield.

Obscured road sign on the B6200, Sheffield.