DELAYS affecting work to re-open a road which collapsed in October have been criticised by former Sheffield Council leader, Coun Paul Scriven.
Officials say the project to repair Glossop Road, Broomhill, has been held up by a combination of bad weather and unexpected problems with a water main. The work was due to be finished by Christmas, but will not now be complete until January.
Coun Scriven, Lib Dem member for Broomhill, “It’s disappointing the road will now be closed until January or later. The council’s response has simply not been good enough - nearly five weeks passed before repairs even began and since then the council has acted both slowly and without imagination.
“Businesses and residents are suffering because of this closure, perhaps unnecessarily. It’s now vital the council works around the clock to ensure the road reopens as soon as possible.”