Motorists warned of road closure during water pipe replacement work

Yorkshire water fix a major water leak on Glossop Road in Sheffield which closed the road for several hours'Picture Dean Atkins
Yorkshire water fix a major water leak on Glossop Road in Sheffield which closed the road for several hours'Picture Dean Atkins
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Motorists are being warned of a road closure during work to replace a water pipe that has burst multiple times.

Yorkshire Water will start replacing the water main in Glossop Road next week.

An old cast iron section of main is located in the road between the junctions of Brunswick Street and Upper Hanover Street near Sheffield University.

From November 16 one lane of Glossop Road will be closed temporarily for the two weeks. For this period vehicles will only be able to travel one-way (from Upper Hanover Street towards Brunswick Street) along this section of Glossop Road by the Harley pub. Vehicles will not be able to access Upper Hanover Street from Glossop Road. Fully signed diversion routes will be in place.

Parking will also be restricted whilst the work is ongoing.

In June this year Glossop Road was closed after a major water leak in the area where the work is die to take place.

Dave Standish, Yorkshire Water Project Manager said, “We apologise for any inconvenience this lane closure and the parking restrictions may cause.”

“We hope the local community can bear with us as the project will reduce leakage and the risk of water supply interruptions as a result of this main bursting.”

It’s unlikely that Yorkshire Water or Balfour Beatty employees will need access to residents’ properties and residents are being asked to be on their guard against bogus callers while crews are working in the area.

Employees of both companies carry identity cards which can be checked by telephoning 0800 1 38 78 78 and they won’t mind waiting while their details are verified.