Major disruption ahead as Supertram rail replacement scheme to start on one of Sheffield’s busiest roads

City Road, Sheffield
City Road, Sheffield

Drivers will face disruption as the next stage of rail replacement works starts on one of Sheffield’s busiest roads.

Work will take place round the clock on City Road from July 4 to July 22 as part of the project to replace tram rails.

Residents living on the road have been sent letters warning them disruption is likely to be caused with access to some driveways cut off, while work will also create noise.

Work will start by Manor Fields Park area c, gradually going up the City Road.

Details of traffic management plans and diversion routes for motorists will be published in the near future.

The letter to residents from VolkerRail said: “Some disruption may be caused during this time preventing access to driveways. We will endeavour to keep this disruption to a minimum limiting the length of time access is unavailable.

“The majority of the Supertram network will be open for business as usual and a bus replacement service will be in operation to minimise the disruption to passengers.

“Unfortunately the nature of these works will generate noise and we endeavour to complete the noisiest activities during daylight hours where possible.”

VolkerRail is carrying out the tram rail replacement project on behalf of the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive.

The two-year scheme, which is costing £20m to carry out, involves the replacement of 18 miles of tram tracks around the city.