20mph limits to improve road safety in Crosspool 

Crosspool is set to have 20mph speed limits in many residential areas as part of plans to improve air quality, promote road safety, and encourage active travel. 

Under the proposals, a part-time 20mph speed limit will also be in place outside of Lydgate Infant School in Crosspool to reduce traffic speed at drop off and pick up times. 

The plans are a continuation of the strategy to reduce the speed of traffic in residential areas across the city, creating a more pleasant and safer environment for the people living there. 

Cllr Mazher Iqbal, Co-Chair of the Transport, Regeneration and Climate Policy Committee at Sheffield City Council, said:

“The benefits of 20 mph zones cannot be understated – they make streets safer and more pleasant places for people to live, especially for children and more elderly residents, and massively reduces the likelihood of serious accidents and long-term health impacts caused by air pollution.

“We have introduced 20 mph speed limits in residential neighbourhoods throughout the city, and we remain steadfast in our commitment to rolling this out.

“But of course, we only want to do so when where residents want to see these changes, and I would like to thank all of the residents who took the time to take part in our consultation on these schemes and who have engaged with us on the plans to improve their local area.”

Plans to introduce 20mph speed limits in Crosspool and Woodseats will be presented at the first meeting of the Council’s Transport, Regeneration and Climate Policy Committee on Wednesday 15th June. 

Crookes and Crosspool Councillor Ruth Milsom said:

“It’s really positive that Crosspool’s new 20mph zone will now include Lydgate Infant School, where parents and staff have been asking for safety measures for a long time. As local Councillors we will be monitoring its impacts closely and working with the school and parents to see the effect it has in reducing the speed of traffic. 

“Through our Local Area Committee, we are also bringing in a movable Vehicle Activated Sign that will be sited on Lydgate Lane, Manchester Road, Cross Lane, Watt Lane, and Sandygate Road on a rotation, as part of our efforts to respond to residents’ road safety concerns and ensure that our roads are quieter and safer for everyone.”

Crookes and Crosspool Councillor Minesh Parekh said: 

“I’m really pleased that 20mph zones are being rolled out in Crosspool and across the city, so that we can reduce the speed of traffic and help create safer, calmer, and more pleasant streets for pedestrians and cyclists alike.“

“The council used to have a lot more funding to enact road safety measures, but since 2010, Sheffield’s overall budget has been slashed by £475 million – this is a huge 50% of its budget. As such services have been badly affected, including much less funding for road safety interventions, but last year councillors created a new fund to help make the city’s roads safer”.

Snake Pass Partially Reopens

Safety first approach to the A57 Snake Pass reopening

A ‘safety first’ approach is at the heart of Derbyshire County Council’s decision to reopen the A57 Snake Pass with on-site monitoring continuing to protect all road users, including cyclists and pedestrians.

The road was temporarily closed last month following a battering from Storm Eunice and Storm Franklin. The storms caused 3 sections of the road surface to drop, in one area by around 2 metres, leaving major cracks to the road surface and the risk of further landslips.

Following ongoing inspections and monitoring, the road has reopened to traffic with three temporary single carriageway restrictions at Gillott Hey, Alport and Wood Cottage. Traffic will be controlled by temporary traffic lights and a 20mph speed limit will be in operation.

To minimise any further damage to the road at the site of the landslips, HGVs over 7.5 tonnes will be asked to follow a signed diversion route using the A6013 / A6187 / B6049 / A623 / A6 / A6015 / A624 and vice versa.

The road will continue to be monitored using a hi-tech portable laser scanner to check for any further significant movement. Analysis shows that the movement of the road has considerably slowed to less than 20mm in the past week, giving engineers the confidence to reopen the road to cars and vehicles less than 7.5 tonnes.

During the temporary road closure, the Derbyshire County Council has used the opportunity to carry out general resurfacing works, pothole repairs and has rebuilt retaining walls damaged by February’s storms. Cracks in the road surface caused by the landslips have also been repaired using bitumen to create a flexible seal.

Historical records suggest that landslips have taken place along the Snake Pass with closures dating back at least 90 years.

Cabinet Member for Highways Assets and Transport, Councillor Kewal Singh Athwal said:

“I’d like to thank everyone who usually uses the Snake Pass for their patience during the temporary road closure.

“We recognise many road users rely on this route for their businesses and day-to-day work. Following very careful monitoring of the road during the past 4 weeks believe we have a sensible approach to reopen the road while keeping all road users safe.

“The temporary traffic lights will enable us to protect the part of the road which has moved from any further damage. The drier weather will also help to significantly reduce the risk of any further landslips giving us time to monitor and identify a solution to repair the road, which will require Government funding.

“We have a responsibility to keep people safe on our roads which means that if we detect any further movement or risk of a landslip once the road reopens, we will, unfortunately, have to close the road.

“Please help us help you by allowing a little extra time for your journey, showing courtesy to other road users and keeping to the new temporary speed limit.”

The 12-mile section of the A57, known as Snake Road, is one of the highest roads in the Peak District and is used by more than 30,000 vehicles each week including 1,500 HGVs.

Crosspool 20mph Speed Limit

Speed Limit

Sheffield City Council proposes to make an Order under the provisions of Section 84 and Schedule 9 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, to introduce a 20mph speed limit on the whole or on parts of every road in Crosspool and the surrounding area. Exceptions are Lydgate Lane, Manchester Road and Sandygate Road from the junction of Ringstead Crescent near to the shopping precinct.

The proposed 20mph speed limit is required to control vehicle speeds in the residential streets of the Crosspool area where we live, work, play & shop.

A copy of the proposed plans showing the roads affected and a statement of the Council’s reasons for proposing to make the Order may be inspected in “Proposed Traffic Orders” on the Council website at https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/home/roads-pavements/covid-19-Traffic-orders

Any observations, either supporting or objecting to the proposed Order, including the grounds for your objection, should be sent in writing to the undersigned by the 3rd day of March 2022.

Tom Finnegan-Smith, Head of Strategic Transport, Sustainability and Infrastructure City Growth Department,
Howden House, 1 Union Street, SHEFFIELD, S1 2SH
Email: traffic.regs@shef

Safer Roads Petition

Having witnessed a life changing accident on Manchester Road, Crosspool resident Jo Graham was prompted to jump into action with a campaign to make ALL Crosspool Roads Safer.

Jo’s aim is to get as many people as possible to sign her Safer Roads Crosspool Sheffield Petition, requesting that the Sheffield Council work with the local community to make all Crosspool roads much safer.

Crosspool Precinct

Over the last two months there have been at least two people knocked down and injured on the stretch of Manchester Road between Sandygate Road and Tapton/King Edwards School. 
With the Kings Court residential home, a busy Tesco convenience store and schools being located in this vicinity, Jo is afraid that it can only be a matter of time before more people are injured on this congested stretch of Manchester Road.

URGENTLY WANTED

SCHOOL CROSSING PATROL WARDEN

Lydgate Infants School
Lydgate Lane / School Gates
Times    8.25 – 8.50 
3.00 – 3.40

FULL TRAINING AND UNIFORM
PROVIDED

Lydgate School

You must be able to work mornings and afternoons during school term time and be able to communicate well with both children and adults.

You will be working outdoors in all weathers and must be able to stand for long periods of time.

Please note job share applications will be considered

FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT:

Shirley Adams on Tel 2735818
shirley.adams@sheffield.gov.uk

or

Moira Stevenson on Tel: 205 3392
moira.stevenson@shefffield.gov.uk


 

URGENT – Volunteers wanted

Snow and sleet showers are forecast tonight and throughout tomorrow across parts of Sheffield, particularly on higher ground (Crosspool).

St. Columba's church, Crosspool
St. Columba’s church, Crosspool

A few volunteers are required to grit the footpaths around St. Columba’s Church to aid access for the elderly who will be attending to receive their Covid vaccination.

If you are interested and can spare a little of your time, it would be very much appreciated

Please contact Steve Ellis on 0773 994 9474 asap

City Centre Consultation

Tell the council what you think about their travel plans

The more people involved, the better the needs of the whole community will be reflected.

Connecting Sheffield: City Centre focuses on your journey into and around the city centre. Travel is changing and the council need to prepare for the future by offering the right infrastructure for walking, cycling and public transport. The council have launched their consultation on the plans and would like to know what you think. 

The proposed changes to the city centre will;

  • make it easier and safer to get around on foot and by cycling
  • prioritise public transport routes into and across the city centre
  • create high quality ‘green streets’ and more pedestrianised areas to improve the environment.

Detailed information and how you can get involved are found above on the Connecting Sheffield website.

Stay Safe

Guy Fawkes Night, Guy Fawkes Day, Fireworks Night, whatever you call it, Bonfire night will be different this year, so it’s important to have fun responsibly and follow the National Corvid19 restrictions.

As good as South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue crews are – and they really are good – they can’t be in two places at once, so if you are having a bonfire please be extra careful, as they need to keep crews available for real emergencies.

If you’re handling fireworks, avoid injury by following the safety instructions provided
:More on Fireworks Safety

Getting Back to School Safely

Schools and educational settings are reopening this week.

What is the Sheffield City Council doing to help your child’s school  reopen in a way that allows it to function while reducing the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus.

To help prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) your child’s school will have systems in place to help keep children, staff and their families stay safe  and will have contacted you by email or post to tell you what you need to know before your school reopens.

Returning to School Safely