Road repairs delay blow for suburb

Collapse: The section of Glossop Road next to King Edward VII School, Broomhill, which has been hit by subsidence.

Collapse: The section of Glossop Road next to King Edward VII School, Broomhill, which has been hit by subsidence.

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REPAIRS to a collapsed Sheffield road due for completion before Christmas have been delayed by high winds and bad weather – and will not be finished until January.

Sheffield Council said it aims to reopen Glossop Road, Broomhill, on Monday, January 16.

As well as the weather, officials said they were held up by problems diverting a water main where the road is to be rebuilt. The news comes as a blow to Glossop Road traders, who have complained that the continuing closure is hitting trade.

Daniel Ladbury, who is leading the project at Sheffield Council said: “The original target for reopening the road was by Christmas.

“But this was always dependant upon the weather and the outcome of the investigations.

“First and foremost we cannot open a road that is not safe. The road will remain closed into the New Year.

“We apologise for the inconvenience caused but I would like to assure people that we are doing everything we can to re-open the road as soon as it is safe to do so.”

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