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Update on our work to relocate Stocksbridge Waste water Treatment Works

The public event in March was incredibly well attended with over 200 local residents attending. Ourselves, Bloor Homes and Sheffield Council would like to thank everyone for their feedback and suggestions.

As we explained previously, before we can build and commission the new treatment works, we need to lay a new sewer along Manchester Road from the current site to the new one. Bloor Homes also need to carry out work in Manchester Road to create access into the new housing development. Following the event, we’ve liaised and reviewed the feedback with Bloor Homes and Sheffield Council.

It’s been agreed that our work will be done in three phases as outlined below.

Phase 1
From Monday 19 March 2018, our contract partner, Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB) will start to lay the new sewer. They’ll have two sets of temporary traffic lights along Manchester Road, they’ll be between our existing treatment works and our new one being built next to Ewden clean water treatment works. These lights will move as we progress and will be in place 24 hours a day, seven days week however, they will be removed every other weekend.

Traffic lights will be manned during the day from 7am to 6.30pm.

Phase 2
We’ll need to close Manchester Road for 6 weeks during the school summer holidays. The road will be closed from Saturday 21 July 2018 to Sunday 2 September 2018. 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.

We’re aware that the work will cause some disruption for local residents and commuters, especially those using public transport. We’re having ongoing discussions with Sheffield Council about buses and the potential use of our private road, we’ll hold a further event before the road closure in July, at which we’ll be able to provide full details and answer some of the questions raised last week.

To reduce inconvenience Bloor Homes will also carry out their work in Manchester Road during this closure.

Phase 3
Following the summer holidays’, we’ll re-open the road and return to two-way traffic lights until the new pipe is fully installed. We expect to complete all our work in Manchester Road by Christmas 2018.

This dedicated webpage will be updated as the work progresses.

If you have any outstanding questions, please call our customer service team on 0344 848 1099, lines are open Monday to Thursday 8am to 5.30pm and 8am to 5.30pm on Friday.

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