Shoppers and residents visiting the city centre from Sunday (23 April) are being advised of a change of route to help improve traffic flow around the new Sheffield Retail Quarter development.

Following the demolition of the Grosvenor House Hotel, construction has begun on site and there will be some small changes to the road network.

These will allow people to exit the John Lewis car park in both directions onto Burgess Street, but they will not be able to enter the store from  the city centre end of Division Street and right on to Cambridge Street.

A Sheffield City Council spokesperson said: “We have written to residents and businesses in the affected area and there has been broad support for this slight change to the road network.

“There are signs in place to help motorists and pedestrians manage this slight change to the road network as the Sheffield Retail Quarter reaches a key stage in its development.”

The changes are:

Cross Burgess Street:  The flow of traffic on Cross Burgess Street will be returned to how it was before demolition works began last year. Vehicles will once again be able to exit left or right from the John Lewis car park. There will still be one access route to the store’s car park, via Pinstone Street and Cross Burgess Street and onto Burgess Street.

Cambridge Street and Division Street: Cars will now be able to travel from Cross Burgess Street, up Cambridge Street towards Division Street. They will then have to turn left onto Division Street to continue their journey.