Resurfacing of three main city centre roads, that form part of the Knowledge Gateway, will begin this weekend.

The work, which is being carried out by Amey, will include the resurfacing of Flat Street, Fitzalan Square and Esperanto Place and will take place during the following times:

  • From 8pm on Friday 29 November to 5:30am on Monday 2 December
  • From 8pm on Friday 6 December to 5:30am on Monday 9 December
  • From 8pm on Friday 13 December to 5:30am on Monday 16 December

Complete road closures will be in place during the works and there will be no parking or loading during this time.

The last part of Pond Street before Flat Street (after the NCP carpark entrance, including the turn into the Transport Interchange) will also be closed during these periods.

Stuart Nichols at Amey said:

“These resurfacing works are an important part of the Knowledge Gateway project, which will see the corridor running along the Lower Sheaf to the Porter Valley completely transformed.

“As well as improving links between key central destinations, it will also improve safety and accessibility for those travelling around the city centre.

“Whilst we know weekends in December will be busier than usual, in the run up to the festive period, it’s crucial we get these works completed in good time, so that people can start seeing the benefits of the project ahead of the New Year.

“We have been liaising closely with local businesses and partners about our programme, who have been extremely supportive of this project and its aims, whilst understanding the inevitable disruption whilst the works are being completed.”

Access to properties for pedestrians and emergency services will be maintained at all times.

Temporary road signs will be displayed five days before work starts, confirming the dates and parking restrictions that will be in place.

People planning to travel into the city centre by bus during these works are encouraged to visit www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/disruptions for information on how their journey may be affected.

The Knowledge Gateway Project has been jointly funded by Sheffield City Council, Sheffield City Region and Sheffield Hallam University as part of the Local Growth Fund.

The Local Growth Fund is government funding awarded to Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) for projects that benefit the local area and economy.

By 2021 Government will have invested over £12bn through the Local Growth Fund. There are 38 LEPs covering the whole of England, which are investing LGF money in a wide range of projects including transport, skills, business support, broadband, innovation and flood defences.

For further information on the Knowledge Gateway, please see: www.welcometosheffield.co.uk/business/developments/the-knowledge-gateway