From today, October 4th, the Snake Pass will be closed to traffic for two weeks for roadworks.
Derbyshire County Council will be doing some resurfacing, fixing potholes, replacing some drains and clearing others, replacing some signs. Repainting road markings and carrying out some investigation work on one of the retaining walls. No traffic or bikes will be allowed through for safety reasons, although access will remain for residents and farmers
Derbyshire County Council apologise for the inconvenience, Diversions are in place, directing drivers to take an alternative route via the A624, A6, A623, B6049, A6187, and A57.
The A57 Snake Pass is scheduled to reopen, Friday 15th October 2021.
During the closure, the Hulley’s X57 Bus will continue to run a reduced service between Sheffield and Manchester via the Woodhead pass, taking the B6105 at Crowden to Glossop, where it will resume its normal route to Manchester.. This temporary route will operate daily between the hours of 9am & 5pm.
Buses scheduled over the pass before 9am or after 5pm will use the normal route.
Launched on Sunday 25th October by Hulleys of Baslow, the new trans Pennine SnakeX57 bus service, with a single adult fare between Sheffield and Manchester priced at £8 and a return costing £10, re-establishes a direct bus link between Sheffield and Manchester.
The SnakeX57 bus service runs from the Sheffield Interchange via Crosspool, Ladybower Inn, A57 Snake Pass, Glossop and Hollingworth, to Chorlton Street in Manchester, with the full journey scheduled to take 90 minutes.
The last bus for Manchester leaves Sheffield at 10.30pm on Fridays and Saturdays, with the last bus in the opposite direction departing at 11.45pm on those days.
The existing 275 route between Sheffield and Bakewell, via, Bamford, Grindleford and Eyam, has been renumbered the 257, with no change to times.
Tonight, Thursday 9th April at 8pm, join the nation in saying thanks,
Returning for the second week in succession, amid the coronavirus outbreak, people in Crosspool are expected to light up the sky with cheering, drumming, whistling and clapping from doorsteps, windows, gardens, and balconies as a tribute to our NHS carers and key workers, who are working round the clock to help keep us all safe in these very difficult times.
Parts of Manchester Road will be closed from 7pm to 7am for four weeks from Monday 22 May 2017.
A letter to residents from the Streets Ahead project explains:
8 May 2017
Our reference: A21 Manchester Road
ROAD RESURFACING – NIGHT WORKING
As part of the Streets Ahead works we are writing to let you know that we are soon to resurface the A57 Manchester Road from the junction of Rivelin Valley Road to the Derbyshire boundary. The work will be completed in stages.
This work is due to start week commencing 22 May and the work will take approximately 2 weeks to complete.
The work in this area has been scheduled to take place on nights between the hours of 7pm and 7am; this is to minimise disruption. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and any noise you may experience.
Please note this work will be completed under a road closure and there will be no on-street parking on the section of road that we are resurfacing during working hours. Vehicles left on-street may be towed away and you will need to pay a fee to have your vehicle released.
Temporary road signs will be displayed five days before work starts, confirming the dates of work and parking restrictions.
Parking and access arrangements
Access to properties on the roads we are working on maybe limited during working hours. Most roads will be open and on-street parking will be as normal at other times. Please let our on-site supervisor know if you need vehicle access to your property for urgent reasons. Pedestrian access and access for emergency vehicles will be available at all times.
If you are away during the period in which the works are scheduled to take place please avoid parking your car on the road. Our work schedule is heavily dependent on the weather and can be affected by unforeseen circumstances so it may be necessary to change the start date at short notice. We will tow cars that are delaying our works.
Bus service and bin collection changes
Changes to your regular bus service or diversion routes will be publicised by South Yorkshire Passenger Transport (SYPTE). Please check your local bus stop or http://www.travelsouthyorkshire.com for any route changes. You can also call Traveline on 01709 515151 or follow @TravelSYorks on Twitter.
If there are any changes to your bin collection days these will be communicated by Veolia at http://www.veolia.co.uk/sheffield on Twitter @Recycle4Shef or by calling 0114 273 4567 between 8am and 6pm.
We are working with the Council’s Road Safety Team to remind all road users to watch out for others on the road and think about their needs. Please be patient and take extra care during road works. Make sure to allow extra time for your journey. Stick to the designated diversion routes and always drive within the speed limit and to suit the conditions of the road. The difference of a few miles per hour can mean the difference between life and death. Think! Slow down.
If you are approached by someone claiming to be from Amey, the Council or connected to the Streets Ahead project offering to resurface your drive please do not handover any money. If possible take the callers details, including their vehicle registration number and we will inform the Police. All Streets Ahead and Amey employees carry identity cards. If you have any doubts about the identity of a person carrying an identity card please call customer services.
Please follow us on Twitter @sccstreetsahead #SAA21 for further information and updates about local works.
If you would like to discuss any issues, please contact us on 0114 273 4567 or email
We appreciate that any disruption can be frustrating and thank you for your understanding whilst these important works are completed.
The 51 and 52 buses heading towards town will take a different route near the university and Weston Park from Monday 13 June.
Routes 51, 52 and 52a will now turn right onto Clarkson Street at the Children’s Hospital. They will then turn left onto Durham Road, where there will be a new bus stop, before joining Glossop Road then West Street.
First Buses have advised that they will be unable to run buses from Blackbrook Road to Lodge Moor terminus from Thursday 7 April to Tuesday 17 April, 7am-7pm, on weekdays only.
Because they will be forced to use Crimicar Lane to turn buses, this will mean the use of single deckers during the period. Last time this diversion was in place, a double decker received damage due to a tree at kerbside, so it is considered unsafe.
First are advising residents that while they will do their best, there is a possible risk of demand exceeding seating capacity on the service at peak periods and around school times.