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Resurfacing work on Ecclesall Road to start next week
Sections of Ecclesall Road in Sheffield will be resurfaced next week, commencing 25th January, for three nights.
The work is being carried out by the council’s highway contractor, Amey, and is part of the Streets Ahead programme.
Ecclesall Road is a major route used by both motorists and cyclists, both into and out of the city and so to minimise disruption for local residents and businesses, the work will be carried out at night, outside of normal business hours.
The work will be completed in two phases:
Phase 1: Resurfacing of three sections of road inbound from Hunters Bar roundabout to Pear Street. The sections affected are from Neill Road to Botanical Road, Walton Road to Thompson Road and from Collegiate Crescent to Pear Street. The road will be closed from 8pm to 5am for three nights whilst the work is carried out. The outbound lane will remain open and access to side roads off Ecclesall Road will be retained.
Phase 2: Beginning week commencing Monday 30th January, the junction of Ecclesall Road with Summerfield Street will be resurfaced over one night with closure of the outbound lanes between 8pm and 5am.
Peter Hancock, Principal Operations Manager at Streets Ahead, says of the work,
“We are very aware that Ecclesall Road is one of the busiest routes in and out of the city, so the work is being done overnight to minimise disruption as much as possible. Inevitably there will be some noise associated with our work as the heavier machinery is used to remove the existing road surface, and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. Whilst we’re at work, we encourage everyone to follow the diversions in place and to take care in the area when we are not working.”
The road closures mean there will be no on-street parking on Ecclesall Road in the two phases of work detailed above; residents and businesses should park their vehicles elsewhere whilst the work is completed.
Advance notice signs will be in place five days before the work is due to start.
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