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Manchester Road in Stocksbridge to be closed during school summer holidays

As part of work to re-locate Stocksbridge waste water treatment works, Yorkshire Water will close Manchester Road for six weeks during the school summer holidays.

The road will be closed from midnight on Sunday 22nd July until Sunday 2nd September in order to lay a new sewer from the current site to where the new sewage works will be built next to the company’s Ewden clean water treatment works, close to the junction with Moor Hall Lane.

A Yorkshire Water spokesperson said: “We do understand that the work will cause disruption for residents and commuters, especially those using public transport. Whilst buses travelling along the diverted route will have longer journey times than normal, we will continue to run buses to the same frequency as normal. We will aim to maintain connections with Supertram as best we can during this time.”

Whilst the road is closed, a clearly signposted diversion will be in place via Vaughton Hill, A616 Stocksbridge Bypass, A61 Penistone Road/Halifax Road, Leppings Lane and Middlewood Road. The footpath will remain open during the works.

Fox Valley retail park and local businesses are open as usual and we ask that you continue to support them during this time.

Access to the household waste and recycling centre will be maintained.

If local residents need information about buses, they can view the bus timetable here or contact Stagecoach direct: 

Telephone - 01226 202555. 
Email -

To find out more information about the scheme and road closures please visit

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