15th June 2016

As Streets Ahead continues to resurface the city’s roads, Sheffield Parkway is the next major road set to benefit from a smoother surface.

Resurfacing work will begin on Monday 20 June and will take approximately seven weeks to complete. The work will be carried out during the night (between the hours of 9pm and 6am) in order to minimise disruption on this busy route in and out of the city. Sections of the road will be closed while work is taking place, but diversions will be in place and well signposted.

Work will take place in the following order:

  • Derek Dooley Way – Furnival Road to Sheffield Parkway
  • Sheffield Parkway (outbound) – Park Square Roundabout to Handsworth
  • Sheffield Parkway (inbound) – Prince of Wales Road to Park Square Roundabout

Cllr Bryan Lodge, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: “Sheffield Parkway is one of the busiest routes into the city and is used by more than 50,000 vehicles every day. Resurfacing this road will cause some disruption but the end result will mean that we have a much smoother route into the city.”

Graeme Symonds, CIP Director, said: “To minimise disruption to the city’s commuters, residents, businesses and visitors, the timing of the upgrade works has been co-ordinated to take place during the night. We appreciate their patience and support whilst work is being carried out on such a busy route. We would remind motorists to take care to observe road closures and diversions if they plan to travel during the hours that we’re working. All lanes will reopen in time for commuters to make their journey to work in the morning.”

The work forms part of the wider Streets Ahead highway scheme to upgrade the condition of Sheffield’s roads, pavements and streetscene.