TRAFFIC: One way system on busy Sheffield city centre road to cause ‘some delays’

A new one way system on West Bar has been put in place due to the roadworks. Picture: Andrew Roe
A new one way system on West Bar has been put in place due to the roadworks. Picture: Andrew Roe
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A temporary one-way system has been set up on a busy Sheffield city centre road to tackle ‘disruption’ caused by major works.

The £3.5 million Grey to Green scheme aims to revamp West Bar by widening the road, creating public spaces with wild flowers, trees and seating areas.

It is due to be completed by December.

Sheffield Council has now written to residents and businesses to ‘apologise for the continued disruption.’

It says the temporary one way system has been launched to address concerns and ‘ensure the works are completed as safe and soon as possible.’

It will operate until the middle or end of December.

The letter adds: “As always we try to keep noise and disruption to a minimum but this is a major scheme and unfortunately some disruptions is unavoidable.”

The one way system means that drivers can no longer turn from the roundabout at West Bar Green into West Bar, but must access the riverside via Bridge Street off the ring road and then travel one way, westwards, along West Bar.

The road provides access to Sheffield Crown Court and is particularly busy at peak times as it leads on to the roundabout.

The council said that drivers approaching the area from the M1, Parkway or Park Square will not need to change their route but drivers approaching from Penistone Road, Brook Hill, Gibraltar Street or Broad Lane will have to loop around the Bridgehouses junction to access the area.

A statement there would be ‘some delays’ at peak times but they were ‘more related to the capacity of the inner relief road.’