Work begins on new Sheffield centre bus plan

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Construction on a new scheme to improve the reliability of bus services in Sheffield is underway.

The Bridgehouses scheme aims to improve traffic management and journey times on the ring road in the city centre.

It will provide a new bus lane to access Nursery Street allowing more room for other vehicles travelling from Corporation Street to Nursery Street and along Derek Dooley Way.

There are several other similar schemes in the pipeline, including Woodhouse Key Bus Route scheme used by the high frequency 52 bus route from the city centre to Woodhouse, Handsworth Road junction with Richmond Road, and the Parkway slip road at Handsworth Road.

Sheffield Council said the schemes contributed to the Sheffield Bus Partnership’s aim of improving bus reliability.

Coun Leigh Bramall, council cabinet member for business, skills and development said: “We are determined to keep traffic in the city moving and have prioritised the key locations that will make a difference to improving bus journey times and reliability.

“These schemes will help us deal with management of traffic hotspots identified for improvement.”