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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 - Complete
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.

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

Phase 2 - Complete
We’ll need to close Manchester Road for 6 weeks during the school summer holidays. The road will be closed from midnight on Sunday 22nd July until Sunday 2nd September. 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.

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

Phase 3

The next stage of the work is to install air valves along the length of the new sewer pipes. These weren’t installed at the same time as the sewer because the location of the air valves is dependent on the final levels of the sewer and these are not known until the sewer has been installed. 

We’re continuing to liaise with the Sheffield Highways department about our work and most of the air valves can be installed whilst we have our temporary traffic lights in place. However, we need to install one in a section of sewer which runs down the centre of the road, this means that for safety reasons unfortunately we’ll need to temporarily close Manchester Road for two days.

We are sorry that we need to close the road again and we are very grateful for everyone’s continued patience and understanding.

The road will be closed from 4am on Saturday 10th November to 4am on Monday 12th November. It will be closed in the same location as over the summer holiday, which was from near to the junction with Vaughton Hill to Ewden water treatment works.

A clearly signposted diversion will be in place via Vaughton Hill, A616 Stocksbridge Bypass, A61 Penistone Road/Halifax Road, Leppings Lane and Middlewood Road.

A bus diversion will also be in place, information on the bus diversions can be found by visiting the Stagecoach website or contacting them directly on the details listed below:

Telephone - 01226 202555. 
Email -

This dedicated webpage will be updated as the work progresses.

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