Stuck in Crosspool traffic – photo

The transportation of this metal item caused delays
Thanks to Jon for the photo

Did you see the piece of equipment stuck outside St Columba’s church on Sunday morning? Thanks to Jon for sending us the photo.

The two large wagons were taking a large piece of kit fabricated in Sweden to Hope Valley Cement Works.

A red transit parked opposite the church had halted proceedings, causing some delays on Manchester Road.

Traffic lights have been removed on Manchester Road
Traffic lights have been removed on Manchester Road

It appears that the traffic lights at the crossing were removed to accommodate the two large wagons.

These were due to be removed as part of the S10 corridor project to allow lorries to turn left from Sandygate Road onto Manchester Road, so it’s possible they won’t be reinstated.

For now temporary lights have been put back on the roadside.

New traffic-slowing measures on Manchester Road

Two vehicle-activated signs have been installed near the Broomhill end of Manchester Road to help slow traffic.

The radar speed signs are located on both sides of the road near Tapton House Road and Tapton Mount Close. The idea is that they will slow cars down by making drivers aware when they are driving at unsafe speeds.

As well as showing drivers how fast they are going, the signs also display a happy face for vehicles travelling under the speed limit and a sad face for those exceeding it. The speed limit for this stretch of road is 30mph.

Manchester Road has been affected by the roadworks in Broomhill and is currently only open for traffic coming out of town.

Vehicle-activated sign on Manchester Road, Sheffield
Vehicle-activated sign on Manchester Road, Sheffield

Vehicle-activated sign on Manchester Road, Sheffield
Vehicle-activated sign on Manchester Road, Sheffield