Streets Ahead is just one of the teams getting ready for the start of the new football season with resurfacing work about to begin on Bramall Lane.

Starting at the beginning of July and ending before the football season officially starts in August, Bramall Lane is set to be resurfaced by the Council’s highway maintenance contractor, Amey, over three long weekends.

Work will begin on the evening of Friday 5 July when the road will close at 8pm until Monday morning, 8 July at 5am.  The same closures will apply over the following two weekends – avoiding the weekends of the HSBC UK Let’s Ride event (14 July) and Tramlines (19-21 July) when the road will be open as usual.

The work will take place from the Cherry Street/Woodhead Road junction to Clough Road.

Melissa Wise, Project Director, Operational Services at Amey says of the planned work, “Our intention is to complete this work on Bramall Lane before we start any resurfacing work on nearby Queens Road to avoid working on two main routes in and out of the city at the same time.

“The work will be done in sections to remove the old surface; we will then assess the road beneath, before preparing each section ready for the road length in its entirety to be surfaced overnight in early August.

“We appreciate that roadworks and diversions can be frustrating, but they are necessary to keep everyone safe, especially when we have heavy machinery on-site. We ask that everyone adheres to the lane closures and diversions so that we can complete the work as quickly as possible.”

Road signs will advise motorists of lane closures and diversions and will be in place from Friday evening at 8pm till early Monday morning at 5am when the road will be re-opened.

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