Closures expected on this busy Sheffield route for up to three weeks

Motorists are being warned about a series of road closures on one of Sheffield’s busiest routes that are expected to last for up to three weeks.

Monday, 29th July 2019, 11:50 am
Updated Monday, 29th July 2019, 3:15 pm
The route is being resurfaced.

Sheffield City Council’s contractor Amey Streets Ahead will commence resurfacing work to upgrade sections of Queens Road and London Road from Monday, August 5.

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The work is expected to last up to three weeks and there will be a number of closures in place during this time.

The route is being resurfaced.

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It will take place in three stages and include a combination of night and weekend working, outside of normal business hours, to help minimise disruption.

The three phases are:-

Queens Road, section between Charlotte Road and London Road (excluding junctions with London Road, Alderson Road and London Road) – closed overnight, Monday to Friday, 8pm to 5am.

Queens Road junctions with London Road, Myrtle Road and Alderson Road – weekend closures will be required from 8pm Saturday until 5am Monday.

London Road from Sark Road to Wolseley Road – road closed overnight from 8pm to 5am.

Full traffic flow will be maintained outside of working hours.

Melissa Wise, operations director at Streets Ahead, said: “This is one of the busiest roads in and out of the city and we appreciate that roadworks can be frustrating but we will make every effort to reduce disruption during the resurfacing by working overnight and at weekends over the school holidays.

“During this time, we ask that everyone follows the diversions in place and takes extra care when travelling through the area.”

The road and lane closures during these works mean there will be no on-street parking in the three phases of work detailed above.

Residents and business owners are advised to speak to the on-site supervisors should they require vehicle access to their property during working hours.

Councillor Lewis Dagnall, cabinet member for environment and street scene at Sheffield City Council, said: “Whilst I know that projects of this scale can often cause unavoidable disruption, once complete, the new road layout and surface on Queens Road will make a huge difference to both local residents and commuters, travelling in and out of the city.

“Both in my position as cabinet member and as a local councillor for the neighbouring areas, I would like to say a big thank you to residents for their continued patience whilst these vital improvements are underway.”

To find out more about the Streets Ahead resurfacing programme visit: www.sheffield.gov.uk/streetsahead