Cash to be spent on busiest bus route

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Thousands of pounds are to be spent on a busy bus route into Sheffield city centre.

About £200,000 is to be spent on the Mosborough Key Bus Route from the south east of the city – which is served by the 120 bus and is one of the busiest routes into the city.

The 120 runs between Halfway tram stop and Fulwood, serving, among other places, Crystal Peaks shopping centre, Hackenthorpe, Manor Top, the city centre, Royal Hallamshire Hospital and Broomhill.

It will improve the efficiency of the bus lane on Mansfield Road and the management of the approach to Manor Top.

The scheme will move the peak-hour bus lane from the off-side to the near-side, with a set of peak-hour traffic signals to enable buses to move into the correct lane for Hurlfield Road/Manor Top.

It will also include an extension of peak-time bus lane hours, to start at 7.30am and 4pm.

It will be funded from the Department of Transport’s Better Buses Area Fund.

Coun Leigh Bramall, Sheffield Council cabinet member for business, skills and development said: “It’s a major route into the city centre and, therefore, a vital part of the transport infrastructure that supports the city’s economy.”