Wet weather delays reopening of A57 Manchester Road

Temporary traffic signals on Manchester Road
Temporary traffic signals on Manchester Road

Manchester Road will fully reopen on Monday 3 March, four weeks later than originally planned.

Contractors Amey installed a new drain and gabions but wet weather has delayed the completion of the ground anchoring to the upper slope.

This means the single lane closure and temporary traffic lights will now be in place until March.

A57 Manchester Road reopens

Temporary traffic signals on Manchester Road
Temporary traffic signals on Manchester Road

The A57 at Crosspool reopened on Monday lunchtime to single lane traffic after three weeks of maintenance work.

The road was closed in both directions from Hagg Lane and Coldwell Lane to the junction of Rivelin Valley Road at the beginning of November. The closure was to allow major repairs to be carried out following a landslip.

Andrew Harley, Construction Manager at Amey who are carrying out the work as part of the Streets Ahead project, said: “We’ve dug deep under the road to replace a damaged drain and to dig out more than 700 tonnes of clay and rock and install supports to help prevent further land movement.

“We are now ready to make further repairs on the upper embankment and plan to have the rest of the work finished and the road fully reopened by the end of January.”

The Bamford bus is also now running as normal once again.

Lydgate Lane to close for road resurfacing

Lydgate Lane
Lydgate Lane: closed for two days

Lydgate Lane will close for two days at the end of the month for resurfacing.

The area around the Cross Lane and Ryegate Crescent junction will be closed from 7am on Monday 28 October until 6pm on Wednesday 30 October 2013.

Diversion routes will be signed. Access for pedestrians and emergency vehicles will be available at all times.

Local residents will still have access throughout the work, although there will be no on-street parking during this time. Amey advise that vehicles parked on street may be towed away and you will need to pay a fee to have your car released.

Have your say on Streets Ahead at Open Meeting/AGM, Thursday 24 October 2013

What are your thoughts on the Streets Ahead project so far?

A representative from Amey will be in attendance at this week’s Crosspool Forum Open Meeting/AGM, giving you the chance to ask questions and make comments on the progress of the project to resurface Sheffield roads, pavements and replace streetlights.

The meeting is on Thursday 24 October at St Columba’s Church and starts at 7pm.

You’ll also be able to give your concerns on local issues to local councillors, the police and council officials. A provisional agenda can be downloaded below.

Crosspool Forum Open Meeting/AGM, Thursday 24 October 2013 (PDF, 135KB)

A57 Manchester Road to close for three weeks

Temporary traffic signals on Manchester Road
Temporary traffic signals on Manchester Road

Manchester Road will close for three weeks in November to allow for the repair of a collapsed drain under the road.

From 11pm on Friday 8 November 8 to 6am on Monday 2 December 2013 the road will be closed as follows:

  • Outbound after Hagg Lane and Coldwell Lane (with notices that access will be maintained for the local businesses and residents)
  • Inbound at the junction of the A57/A6101 Rivelin Valley Road. Local traffic will be able to access Lodge Lane via Rails Road but HGVs will be diverted via Malin Bridge

The A57 will then reopen again to single lane traffic while further work is carried out to stabilise the slope below the road. Once this is completed, the road will fully reopen at the end of January 2014. Pedestrian access will be maintained while this work is carried out.

Contractors Amey will advantage of the road closure to carry out other works at the same time including pruning of trees, clearing overgrown footpaths, some footpath repairs and clearing drainage gullies.

Sign warning motorists of A57 Manchester Road repairs
Sign warning motorists of A57 Manchester Road repairs

Work to tackle serious subsidence on A57 Manchester Road continues

Temporary traffic signals on Manchester Road
Temporary traffic signals on Manchester Road

During Crosspool Forum’s April Open Meeting, it was reported that the temporary traffic signals and roadworks on the A57 Manchester Road are one year old this May.

The work is the result of a serious subsidence problem which has spread significantly since it was first identified and is now affecting the retaining wall.

Although it may appear to regular users of the road that little has been done other than the siting of temporary signals, Amey has been monitoring the subsidence and has drilled several boreholes as part of its investigations. It appears that the problem is more complex than originally believed, meaning further surveys have been required.

Two options have been identified to stabilise the ground and stop further subsidence. The first involves driving concrete pilings, twelve metres in length, into the ground to support the embankment.

The second, reported recently in the Sheffield Star, uses electricity. The method involves inserting electrodes into the ground: the electrical current stabilises the ground beneath by altering the properties of the rock and soil. This method has been used successfully in similar situations and may be an option for the A57.

Our councillors and Amey inform us that the work is due to start in May or June so we may have seen the last of the chicane by the end of summer.

Find out more about Streets Ahead project

Work has now started on improving Sheffield’s roads and pavements as part of Streets Ahead.

You can find out more about the project, and get answers to any questions you may have, at Wesley Hall Methodist Church in Crookes on Wednesday 31 October 2012 between 2 and 5pm.

This event has been designed with older people in mind. Transport is available, so give them a ring on 0114 203 7212 and they’ll organise for you to be picked up and dropped home again.

Find out more about Streets Ahead
Find out more about Streets Ahead