Sheffield Parkway to close overnight for seven weeks for resurfacing

One of the busiest roads into Sheffield will be closed overnight for seven weeks for resurfacing works from today.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 23rd June 2016, 11:52 am
Updated Thursday, 23rd June 2016, 11:53 am
Sheffield Parkway
Sheffield Parkway

Sections of Sheffield Parkway will be closed from 9pm to 6am. Diversions will be in place and well signposted.

Work will take place in the following order:

Derek Dooley Way – Furnival Road to Sheffield Parkway

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Sheffield Parkway outbound – Park Square Roundabout to Handsworth

Sheffield Parkway inbound – Prince of Wales Road to Park Square Roundabout

Coun Bryan Lodge, cabinet member for the environment, said: “Sheffield Parkway is one of the busiest routes into the city and is used by more than 50,000 vehicles every day. Resurfacing this road will cause some disruption but the end result will mean that we have a much smoother route into the city.”

Graeme Symonds, Amey’s core investment programme director, said: “To minimise disruption to the city’s commuters, residents, businesses and visitors, the timing of the upgrade works has been co-ordinated to take place during the night. We appreciate their patience and support whilst work is being carried out on such a busy route. We would remind motorists to take care to observe road closures and diversions if they plan to travel during the hours that we’re working. All lanes will reopen in time for commuters to make their journey to work in the morning.”

The work forms part of the wider Streets Ahead highway scheme to upgrade the condition of Sheffield’s roads, pavements and streetscene.