London Road and Broadfield Road improvements

We're introducing an extra lane for traffic at the Broadfield Road and London Road junction, as well as making improvements to the signal junction. This follows a successful bid for Government (Department for Transport) funding for a £3.36m improvement to A61 London Road/Broadfield Road to complement £1.46m of Streets Ahead maintenance work undertaken in 2019/20.

The scheme aims to relieve congestion to improve the reliability of public transport journeys along this stretch of road while also benefitting all traffic travelling into the city centre, particularly during the morning peak. The scheme will also open up a development site on land between Broadfield Road and Chippinghouse Road.

Improvements will be made for walking, including the introduction of a pedestrian island to make it safer when crossing London Road near Gleadless Road. There will be new/updated signal-controlled crossings at Broadfield Road the London Road junction, but the existing crossing of London Road outside of Broadfield Mowers will be removed.

Wolseley Road / Staveley Road Junction Improvements

A new set of traffic signals at Wolseley Road / Staveley Road junction will be put in to improve cycling and make it easier to cross Wolseley Road when using the Sheaf Valley Cycle Route. Signals will detect approaching cyclists, giving them priority over traffic on Wolseley Road. Although it is not possible to add in a controlled pedestrian crossing within these lights, we will work with the local community to understand where they feel the best place a crossing over Wolseley Road would be.

Double yellow lines will be painted on the corners of the Wolseley Road / Staveley Road to remove parking on the corners and footway, improving visibility for drivers. The double yellow lines will also make it easier to cross the road and build-outs will be put in on the south side of the junction to reduce the crossing distance for pedestrians and cyclists.

During prior consultation, comments were received regarding parking opportunities in the area. As a result, parking will be provided permanently on the southern side of Wolseley Road, between the junction with Staveley Road and 105 Wolseley Road.

We will also introduce a loading bay adjacent to the shop at No.68 between 7am and 6pm (Monday to Saturday). This parallel route to London Road provides an alternative into the city for cyclists away from the busy traffic on London Road.

Glover Road/ London Road Junction Improvements

On Glover Road, the existing bollards near to the junction with London Road will be removed and replaced with kerbed planters. This will make the road look more attractive and prevent damage to cars and the bollards.

Double yellow lines will be painted on the corners of the Glover Road / London Road junction, as well as around the new kerbed planters. This would reduce the number of parked cars which block the cycle route as well as reduce damage to the bollards.

As a result of prior consultation, a number of parking measures are being brought forward in order to offset the loss of spaces around the ‘cycle only’ access, including the removal of the ‘Disabled’ bay adjacent to the now closed Citizens Advice Bureau. Other measures will be advertised as an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO), likely in early 2023 and will give residents and businesses the opportunity to comment based on practical experience of the restrictions. An ETRO will mean that the changes are implemented and then monitored, giving people chance to further comment on the proposals for a 6 month period. Council officers will then either recommend further changes to the restrictions, make them permanent or take them out.  

These are:

  • allowing vehicles to park overnight between 5:30pm and 9:30am, Monday to Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday on a section of London Road
  • allowing vehicles to park at the end of the turning head on Glover Road, except on Friday between 6am and 6pm to keep the area clear for refuse collections

Public consultation

Public consultation on these proposals took place at the end of November 2020. There were objections to the Traffic Regulation Orders which led to some changes to the scheme. This included looking at retaining parking in residential areas where demand is high and contributing to the nearby Sheaf Valley Cycle Route to help improve facilities for active travel. The land was not available to put a high-quality active travel route through the London Road/Broadfield Road junction. However, the funding of a new signal-controlled crossing for Wolseley Road at Staveley Road will complement the Sheaf Valley Cycle Route.

The objections (and revisions to the scheme) were considered at the Transport, Regeneration and Climate change committee in June 2022. Details of the meeting can be found at Sheffield City Council - Agenda for Transport, Regeneration and Climate Policy Committee on Wednesday 15 June 2022, 2pm.

You can download and view a map of the scheme.

You can also access the original 2017 bid that we submitted to the 'National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) for the Local Road Network', as well as the letters of support for the original bid from First South Yorkshire and Stagecoach Yorkshire.

Update from original bid

Price increases since 2018 have meant that we have had to review and reduce the cost of the scheme. This has led to keeping the Sheaf River bridge as it is. This means no additional traffic lane on the carriageway or new pedestrian and cyclist bridge next to the road bridge. However, there is other investment being made into the Sheaf Valley Cycle Route.

You can download the plan which sets out the scheme.

The land has been cleared and work to secure the final section of land almost complete.

Additional modelling has been undertaken on the revised design. The high-level summary of the morning peak (inbound) can be downloaded.

A revised business case for the scheme has been approved and can be downloaded.

We aim to be on site from 20 September and commencing construction a couple of weeks later, with the work expected to take around nine months. We should be able to maintain (at least) one lane working in each direction on London Road during the whole build period – with any short term closures on London Road being made overnight. We will keep local businesses and residents updated with the latest information. 

If you would like further information, please contact the Transport Planning team.

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