Street Force will begin work on the above scheme week commencing, 26th September 2011, weather permitting.
The project comprises of the narrowing of the A631 Bawtry Road in front of the shops and building a new amenity square with soft landscaping and tree planting. It will include improvements to the existing signal crossing, and street lighting and also the resurfacing of a section of Bawtry Road.
The work is programmed to take about 4 months to complete and may involve some work taking place at the weekend. Unfortunately there will be some noise, which may begin as early as 7:30am. We will endeavour to keep noise to a minimum.
Street Force would like to take this opportunity to apologise in advance for any inconvenience that may be caused but we would appreciate your co-operation and tolerance during the work. If you have any concerns or comments about the service we provide we would like to hear from you).
If you have any queries regarding the design of the scheme please contact Paul Johnson on (0114) 2736111.
If you have any urgent queries or problems regarding the construction work, please contact Gary Booth on 07710737738. For any matters that can not be dealt with by our staff on site, please ring Andy Cambell on (0114) 2734464
If they are not available:
STREET FORCE HELPLINE - 2734567
Don Valley: Million pound artwork and power plans
Multi-million pound plans to regenerate the lower Don Valley in South Yorkshire have been revealed.
Sheffield City Council have said a £4m public artwork will be at the centre of a dozen redevelopment sites by the M1.
The public will be able to visit the artwork and it will be viewable from the Tinsley viaduct, the council said.
Construction on E.On’s biomass energy plant in Sheffield is set to begin later this month (November 2011)
At a cost of £120 million, the plant will be built on the former Tinsley Towers site, near the city’s popular Meadowhall shopping complex.
Dave Rogers, Regional Director for Renewables at E.On said the Sheffield project demonstrated their commitment to the development of renewable energy. He added that “biomass power stations, such as Blackburn Meadows, form an important part of that low carbon solution.”
Once up and running, the plant – which will convert recycled waste wood into electricity – is expected to generate up to 30MW, which will provide enough power for around 40,000 homes.
Where possible, E.On will be using the services of local companies during the construction process. By mid 2014, when the energy plant is fully operational, it’s estimated in the region of 30 full-time jobs will be created, adding a much needed boost to local employment.
In addition, the energy provider is to establish a community benefits fund, and will put up to £25,000 a year into the pot to support local projects.
“This is great news for the area and will deliver a much needed boost for local jobs,” said MP for Sheffield South East, Clive Betts, after visiting the site.
Further Meet The Beat events will be advertised as dates arranged
Renewal of traffic signals at Junction 34 of the M1 at Tinsley
Highways Agency (Yorkshire and the Humber)
A £1.3m scheme to renew traffic signals at Junction 34 of the M1 at Tinsley will get underway next week.
Most of the work will be carried out overnight – between 8pm and 6am – and that will require lane closures, full carriageway closures on local roads and slip road closures.
Some work will be done during the day within the central reservation but will not involve any lane closures.
The work starts on Monday (9 January) and is due to be completed by the end of March.
The junction links the M1 with Sheffield and Rotherham via the A631, A6178 and Tinsley Viaduct.
The main carriageway of the motorway will remain open throughout the overnight works but the northbound exit slip from the M1, A6178 Sheffield Road, A631 Bawtry Road, A631 Shepcote Lane and the A6178 Tinsley roundabout itself will be subject to lane and full carriageway closures at times. There will also be occasional overnight lane closures along the southbound carriageway of Tinsley Viaduct.
Clearly-signed diversions as well as advance signing of closure dates will be in place.
The northern, Junction 34 interchange at Meadowhall is not affected by any of the works.
Highways Agency project manager Lynne Biddles said, “This is vital, if routine, work to ensure this important junction continues to work as effectively and efficiently as possible.
“Renewing the traffic signals around the roundabout will reduce maintenance visits and therefore cut congestion. Replacing the ageing equipment with more up-to-date technology will also improve the visibility of the traffic signals by using LED signal heads and improving their locations. Installing a more responsive timing system will improve journey times through the junction.
“We have timed the work to take place overnight when traffic volumes are lowest to minimise disruption to drivers. We will also be working hard to ensure local residents are not disturbed by the overnight works.”
E.ON invites Sheffield residents to find out more about Blackburn Meadows
Local people are being invited by E.ON to a public information event where they can find out more about the Blackburn Meadows biomass-fired renewable energy plant, which is currently under construction on the site of the old Tinsley Towers.
At the event, residents will be able to meet the team behind the development and discuss details of the energy plant further. There will also be refreshments, interactive games for children and free energy saving gifts available.
· Tinsley Green Community Centre, Norborough Road, Tinsley, Sheffield, S9 1SG
· Wednesday 15th February, 3pm – 7pm
Anyone unable to attend the event, but interested in discussing the site should call 0800 051 7495 or email email@example.com.