Sheffield streets closed due to early diversion

Sheffield Road will be closed in one direction from the junction of Occupation Lane towards Birley Moor Road
Sheffield Road will be closed in one direction from the junction of Occupation Lane towards Birley Moor Road

A number of Sheffield streets are currently closed, after a planned diversion was put into place some five hours early.

Due to Supertram rail replacement works, from 8pm this evening the junction of Moor Valley Road and Birley Moor Road will be closed, and Sheffield Road will be closed in one direction from the junction of Occupation Lane towards Birley Moor Road.

But a Travel South Yorkshire spokesman confirmed the diversion had been put into place from around 2.30pm this afternoon (July 28).

Below are details of the bus services affected, and the related diversion, which will be in place until end of service on Thursday, August 2.

Service 8 towards Ecclesfield to operate as normal to Sheffield Road at the junction of Occupation Lane then divert via Occupation Lane, Birley Moor Road, Birley Moor Avenue and Birley Moor Crescent before resuming normal route on Birley Lane.

Service 8a towards Ecclesfield to operate as normal Donetsk Way at the junction of Broadlands Rise then divert directly along Donetsk Way, Sheffield Road, Occupation Lane, Birley Moor Road, Birley Moor Avenue and Birley Moor Crescent before resuming normal route on Birley Lane.

Services 8 and 8a towards Crystal Peaks will be unaffected and should operate as normal.

Services 50, 50a, 53 and 71 towards Sheffield to operate as normal to High Street at the junction of Station Road in Mosborough then divert via Station Road, Moss Way, Donetsk Way, Sheffield Road and Occupation Lane before resuming normal route on Birley Moor Road.

Services 50, 50a, 53, 71 and 71a towards Chesterfield and Mansfield to operate as normal to Birley Moor Road at the junction of Occupation Lane then divert via Occupation Lane, Sheffield Road, Donetsk Way, Moss Way and Station Road before resuming normal route on High Street.

From 4am on Monday, July 30 (0400) until end of service on Thursday, August 2

Sheffield Road will be closed in one direction from Occupation Lane towards Birley Moor Road. Services to operate as follows:

Service 8 towards Ecclesfield to operate as normal to Sheffield Road at the junction of Occupation Lane then divert via Occupation Lane, Birley Moor Road, Birley Moor Avenue and Birley Moor Crescent before resuming normal route on Birley Lane.

Service 8a towards Ecclesfield to operate as normal to Donetsk Way at the junction of Broadlands Rise then divert directly along Donetsk Way, Sheffield Road, Occupation Lane, Birley Moor Road, Birley Moor Avenue and Birley Moor Crescent before resuming normal route on Birley Lane.

Services 8 and 8a towards Crystal Peaks will be unaffected and should operate as normal.

Services 8 & 8a – Sheffield Rd was to be closed in on direction from 20.00, however the road has been closed early and in both directions the following diversion is now in force