Away fans’ coaches will be escorted to SUFC’s Bramall Lane

Coaches carrying football fans to Bramall Lane will need to be escorted through after the council announced road closures.

Friday, 15th November 2019, 2:18 pm
Updated Friday, 15th November 2019, 3:56 pm
Woodhead Road near Bramall Lane

The end of Woodhead Road and Hill Street will be closed to cars at the junction with Bramall Lane. A two-way cycle link will be maintained along with access for coaches of away fans visiting Sheffield United’s football ground.

In a report, council officers say: “Lockable bollards will be constructed and the coaches will need to be escorted through.

“The accident savings programme is a citywide strategy to reduce actual, and the perception of, road traffic collisions, particularly focused on reducing killed and seriously injured casualties by implementing road safety engineering schemes at sites with the highest injury collision rates in the city.

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“Drivers should have less to assimilate before making a decision to turn, hopefully reducing the incidence of emerging and turning collisions.

“The proposed works will seek to simplify the junction’s interactions by closing the end of Woodhead Road and Hill Street at the junction with Bramall Lane and introducing a prohibition driving order for motor vehicles.

“However, a two-way cycle link will be maintained through the physical closure along with along with available access for coaches of away fans visiting Bramall Lane football stadium.”

The overall cost of the scheme is £293,000 and and should be completed by March 2020.