Sheffield bus improvement work starts
Construction has begun on the next phase of work to improve the reliability of bus services in Sheffield. Work is being carried out on the Bridgehouses traffic management scheme, which is planned to improve bus journey times and general traffic management on the Ring Road at this location. These works are intended to provide a new bus lane to access Nursery Street heading towards the city centre. This should allow more room for other vehicles travelling from Corporation Street to Nursery Street and along Derek Dooley Way. Further improvements in the city are to be carried out at: Badger Road at Woodhouse, Handsworth Road junction with Richmond Road, Parkway slip road at Handsworth Road and the Woodhouse Key Bus Route scheme used by the high frequency 52 bus route from the city centre to Woodhouse. Bus route schemes delivered in 2014/15 include the new bus/tram interchange at Malin Bridge and the new outbound evening peak bus lane on City Road, which was funded through the Sheffield Better Bus Area. All these schemes contribute to the Sheffield Bus Partnership’s aims of improving the reliability of public transport in the city.
Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet Member for Business, Skills and Development, Cllr Leigh Bramall, said, ‘We are determined to keep traffic in the city moving and have prioritised the key locations across the city that will make a difference to improving bus journey times and the reliability of public transport. These schemes will help us to deal with the management of traffic hotspots that have been identified for improvement and we will continue to seek the best ways to help traffic flow through the city as smoothly as possible.’