Crookes main roads resurfacing to start Monday 7 March

Residents can expect disruption for the next three weeks as the main roads in Crookes are resurfaced, starting from Monday.

Heavygate Road, Northfield Road, Crookes and Crookes Road will all be closed between 7pm and 7am.

There will be no on-street parking on these roads.

Road Resurfacing Works in Crookes Starting 7th March – Crookes Forum

Broomhill roadworks cause major delays

Broomhill roadworks cause major delays
Roadworks in Broomhill caused major delays this morning

Roadworks and temporary traffic lights have caused major bottlenecks through Broomhill this morning.

Emergency work by Northern Powergrid is taking place to repair a cable fault outside On-A-Roll sandwich shop causing power loss to local businesses. Only one lane of traffic is able to pass through at a time.

Earlier today, the 51 bus was diverted in both directions, bypassing Weston Park and the university stops.

The map on roadworks.org shows progress with the repair, although there is no firm indication yet how long it will take.

Update 2pm: reports that Broomhill is now clear of the works and there are no longer any major hold ups.

Lydgate Lane to close for a month

Lydgate Lane is to close between Crookes Road and Ryegate Crescent from Monday 9 May for essential water mains work.

The road is due to reopen on 7 June 2011. If you have queries then the helpline for contractors Balfour Beatty is 0800 121 4444.

The bottom section of Lydgate Lane, around the Grindstone is already closed, with a diversion running via Nairn Street and Bute Street.

Last summer, Manchester Road and Glossop Road closed for the replacement of gas mains, but they reopened nearly a month early as the work took less time than originally anticipated.

Lydgate Lane: closed for a month
Lydgate Lane: closed for a month

Consultation on Broomhill Crookes Road junction changes

Local residents are being consulted on two options to make it easier to cross the road in Broomhill at the Crookes Road/Fulwood Road/Nile Street/Whitham Road junction.

One proposal would see vehicles banned from turning left from Fulwood Road into Crookes Road and an extra crossing inserted on Fulwood Road between the benches outside Cream coffee shop and Help the Aged:

Broomhill Crookes Road junction proposals - option 1
Broomhill junction proposals option 1 - click to download PDF (983KB)

The other option includes a slip road from Fulwood Road up to Crookes Road and would result in the loss of two parking spaces from the adjacent shopping parade.

Broomhill Crookes Road junction proposals - option 2
Broomhill junction proposals option 2 - click to download PDF (983KB)

Any changes will be of interest to readers of this website as they could indirectly affect the flow of traffic on both Lydgate Lane and also Manchester Road, two of the key routes up to Crosspool.

A Sheffield Star article says that members of Broomhill Forum have indicated a preference for the second option but final judgement is being reserved until more views are known.

Read and comment on full details of both proposals