Resurfacing on one of the city’s busiest main routes is set to begin next month, as the final stage of improvements get underway.
Following successful removal of the traffic tidal system and overhead gantries on Queens Road earlier this month, resurfacing is now scheduled for early August.
After nearly 30 years in operation, the old traffic management system has been replaced with a new road layout, which includes two full-time inbound and outbound lanes.
The work, being carried out by Amey Streets Ahead, will begin the week commencing Monday 5th August and will last for approximately three weeks, upgrading sections of Queens Road and London Road.
The resurfacing will take place in three stages and include a combination of night and weekend working, outside of normal business hours, to help minimise disruption.
The three phases are:
- Queens Road, section between Charlotte Road and London Road (excluding junctions with London Road, Alderson Road and London Road)
Closed overnight, Monday to Friday, 8pm to 5am.
- Queens Road junctions with London Road, Myrtle Road and Alderson Road
Weekend closures will be required from 8pm Saturday until 5am Monday.
Two-way traffic will be maintained outside of working hours. Lane closures will be necessary during phases 1 and 2 and junctions will be available for use throughout the working week.
- London Road from Sark Road to Wolseley Road
Road closed overnight from 8pm to 5am.
Full traffic flow will be maintained outside of working hours.
Melissa Wise, Operations Director at Streets Ahead said:
“Stage one of the project on Queens Road went really well and we were able to effectively manage traffic flow whilst the old gantries were removed safely.
“This is one of the busiest roads in and out of the city and we appreciate that roadworks can be frustrating but we will make every effort to reduce disruption during the resurfacing by working overnight and at weekends over the school holidays.
“During this time, we ask that everyone follows the diversions in place and takes extra care when travelling through the area.”
The road and lane closures during these works mean there will be no on-street parking in the three phases of work detailed above. Residents and businesses can speak to the on-site supervisors should they require vehicle access to their property during working hours.
Cabinet member for Environment and Street Scene at Sheffield City Council, Councillor Lewis Dagnall said:
“Whilst I know that projects of this scale can often cause unavoidable disruption, once complete, the new road layout and surface on Queens Road will make a huge difference to both local residents and commuters, travelling in and out of the city.
“Both in my position as cabinet member and as a local councillor for the neighbouring areas, I would like to say a big thank you to residents for their continued patience whilst these vital improvements are underway.”
To find out more about the Streets Ahead resurfacing programme visit: www.sheffield.gov.uk/streetsahead