Manchester Road temporary lights in place until Thursday 18 February

Manchester Road temporary lights expected to be there until Thursday 18 February
Manchester Road temporary lights expected to be there until Thursday 18 February


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 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.

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.

Temporary lights installed for roadworks on Manchester Road

Delays for motorists on Manchester Road
Delays for motorists on Manchester Road

Telecommunications work by BT is causing delays for motorists on Manchester Road near the Shore Lane junction, where two-way temporary traffic lights have been installed.

The work started this weekend and is expected to go on until Tuesday 18 June – although sometimes planned maintenance like this can take less time than estimated.

Any queries should be addressed to BT quoting reference BC005WP00100500109785506.

Delays for motorists on Manchester Road
Delays for motorists on Manchester Road

Gas main replacement on Lydgate Lane

Temporary traffic signals are scheduled to be installed today on Lydgate Lane to allow for the replacement of gas mains.

The work could cause minor delays and is due to be complete by Wednesday 29 May.

Broomhill roadworks to last until 4 March

The temporary traffic lights in Broomhill are not due to be removed until Monday 4 March.

Work is currently underway to excavate up to 15 meters of footway to locate high voltage cables that have caused loss of power.

The multi-way temporary traffic lights are causing delays to traffic travelling through Broomhill. During the morning rush hour tailbacks are stretching up Manchester Road all the way to Crosspool, causing delays to commuters.

Update 28 February: the wors appear to have been completed unexpectedly early, so the temporary traffic lights have now been removed.

Manchester Road roadworks could last until 13 June

Temporary traffic lights on Manchester Road
Temporary traffic lights on Manchester Road

Temporary traffic signals have gone up on Manchester Road, causing delays to commuter traffic.

The area affected is between the junction of Tapton Mount Close and Tapton House Road. The work by Yorkshire Water is scheduled to last until 13 June 2012.

A bus stop on the south side of Manchester Road has also been temporarily moved further up the street to accommodate the roadworks.

More information on the work from Balfour Beatty:

This work is being carried out as part of our ongoing schemes to renew water mains throughout Yorkshire in order to help prevent bursts and boost the drinking water quality.

This work consists of renewing a section of 4 inch cast iron water main at Manchester Road between Fulwood Road and Tapton House Road which will take approximately 8 weeks to complete.

We will be starting work 8 May 2012 at the Junction of Tapton House Road, progressing towards the junction of Sale Hill using 2 way traffic lights for safety. The work between Sale Hill and the junction of Fulwood Road will only be carried out on Sundays or during school holidays using 3 way traffic lights for safety.  Traffic lights will be manned at peak times to aid with traffic flow.

We understand the inconvenience these road works and traffic management cause to motorists but hope you appreciate this is in place for everyone’s safety while we carry out these essential water improvement works.

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