Leaders at Sheffield City Council are set to authorise over £1m in capital funds to extend an existing cycle route from the area around the University of Sheffield into the city centre.
The 0.75km section will extend the route from the university to Mappin Street via Portobello “providing better connectivity between the University of Sheffield and surrounding area to the Heart of the City II area of the City Centre and the transport interchange”.
The scheme is a requirement as part of £2.5m of funding from Sheffield City Region Investment Fund to improve highways works with the Heart of the City programme.
The planned work will include changes to the highway and improvements to road crossing points, and will be delivered in two phases – Phase 1 by March 2019 and phase 2 by December 2019, the report to the council’s cabinet states.
The council has already spent £123,000 on the scheme from the local transport plan, and the remaining £917,100 will be funded through ‘Prudential Borrowing’.
The scheme will be discussed at a meeting of Sheffield City Council’s cabinet on Wednesday, July 18.