A616 Sheffield: Plans for improvements for cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders at Underbank, Stocksbridge

Highways England has announced plans to transform the A616 in Stocksbridge by making it easier to use for pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders.

Thursday, 16th June 2022, 4:30 pm
Updated Thursday, 16th June 2022, 4:31 pm

The organisation has included a scheme for the area as part of a £135 million investment package for its Yorkshire and North East region over the next 12 months.

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Highways England has announced plans to transform the A616 in Stocksbridge by making it easier to use for pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders. The organisation has included a scheme for the area as part of a £135 million investment package for its Yorkshire and North East region over the next 12 months. PIcture: Google

It states new facilities for pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians along the A616 at Underbank in South Yorkshire will be put in place.

It means it will be easier for people to use the road, near the Underbank reservoir in Stocksbridge, if they are not using a car.

A spokesman said: “The A616 Underbank scheme is still in its early design stages and we’re currently reviewing our proposals to ensure we provide the safest and best possible facility for users crossing the A616. We will share further updates about this scheme, and other schemes that are part of the package of improvements, as they progress.”

Simon Boyle, National Highways regional director, said: “Hundreds of thousands of people rely on National Highways motorways and major A-roads daily for work journeys, home deliveries, the movement of goods and services or to travel to meet friends and family, so it’s essential that we keep them in a good condition to ensure safety and reliability.

“This investment means that we can continue our work to deliver the essential maintenance and vital upgrades that will help keep drivers on the move throughout the region, wherever their journey takes them.”