Water works will disrupt traffic for two month period

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Water works will lead to two months of disruption on roads in north Sheffield.

Yorkshire Water is cleaning a giant 33-inch water main running beneath Penistone Road North, Halifax Road and Southey Green Road.

The project, which will start on Monday and is being carried out by contractor Balfour Beatty, is part of an £8.6 million investment in the city’s water mains.

The first stage involves work on the A61 Penistone Road North and Halifax Road, which will involve a lane closure.

Later, the company will progress along Southey Green Road, which will be made one-way between the junctions of Wordsworth Avenue and Halifax Road and a small diversion will be put into operation.

The main cleaning operation follows other water works in the area during the last year.

Yorkshire Water project manager Mike Tunnicliffe said: “We’ve been working in the area since September last year .

“We would like to thank residents and motorists for their ongoing support while we carry out this essential project. The investment will bring significant improvements to water quality.”

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