Landslip repairs to close main road over three weeks

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One of Sheffield’s busiest roads will be closed for three weeks as repairs are finally carried out at the site of a landslip.

The A57 Manchester Road will be closed between Crosspool and Rivelin from midnight on Friday until 6am on Monday, December 2.

The section after Hagg Lane and Coldwell Lane to the junction of Rivelin Valley Road will be shut.

During the three-week closure, traffic will be diverted along a signed route via Rivelin Valley Road and Malin Bridge.

Engineers are already on site working on the embankment to install metal baskets filled with rock - gabions - which will support the retaining wall and slope.

More than 400 ground anchors are also being installed along the length of the slope to help prevent further land movement in the area.

During the road closure, engineers will be digging down around 20 feet under the road surface to repair a collapsed drain.

Graeme Symonds, network director at Sheffield Council contractor Amey, said: “Following the closure, the road will open to single lane traffic while drainage improvements on the upper embankment are installed. The road will fully re-open to two-way traffic at the end of January.”

Coun Jack Scott, Sheffield Council’s cabinet member for environment, recycling and streetscene, said: “This is a big engineering project and our Streets Ahead contractor, Amey, is working hard to repair the longstanding landslide.”