Road closed by landslip finally set to reopen

News: The Star - bringing you news on-line 24-hours a day.
News: The Star - bringing you news on-line 24-hours a day.
Have your say

A BUSY Sheffield road which has been shut after a landslip three months ago is finally reopening.

From 7.30am on Monday, traffic will be able to return to Glossop Road, Broomhill, after completion of repairs to an embankment.

The route was shut in October after a section next to King Edward VII School collapsed.

A new retaining wall has now been completed and the road is being reinstated today and tomorrow.

Coun Helen Mirfin-Boukouris, cabinet member for business, jobs and growth, said: “I am so pleased that the main works have now been completed.

“The wall collapse undermined a key section of Glossop Road and I know that residents, businesses and motorists alike have all been inconvenienced by its closure. The team will be working flat out all weekend to get the road reconstructed and ready to open on Monday morning.”

The project was due for completion by Christmas but was delayed by bad weather and work on a water main

During the closure, a temporary permit parking scheme was introduced to enable customers of businesses affected by the closure. Customers could park in the immediate area for free for up to two hours.

Daniel Ladbury, who is leading the project at Sheffield Council, said: “We have been working as hard as we can to get Glossop Road open on what has been a very challenging job; especially given the time of year, the weather, extent of utilities in the area and nature of the collapse.”

Meanwhile, the rebuilt Woodseats Road bridge is set to partially reopen today, with traffic restricted to a single lane controlled by traffic lights.

Work on the structure is to be completed by the end of the month.