Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet is giving the go-ahead to plans to provide an improved crossing point at Wortley road, Deepcar.
The crossing is part of an existing bridleway – Little Don Link – connecting north Sheffield with Deepcar, Fox Valley and Stocksbridge. Cycle counters have also been installed at strategic points along the main route.
The crossing was initially designed as part of the ‘Little Don Link’ project and Labour councillors have been working hard to secure extra funding to ensure that the new crossing is part of future plans.
Work is expected to cost £60,000.
Commenting on the scheme Councillor Julie Grocutt, Labour Councillor for Stocksbridge and Upper Don said:
“Connecting north Sheffield with our wider communities is absolutely crucial. I’m delighted to see the Little Don link continue to expand – and the new crossing at Worley road is another piece in the jigsaw.
“This will not only help pedestrians and cyclists to get to where they need to be, safely, but will also make it even easier to enjoy the wonderful outdoors we have locally”
On approving the scheme, Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Development Bob Johnsoncommented:
“Improving connectivity and making sure residents can fully enjoy outdoor spaces is something we’re absolutely committed to.
“We’ve recently unveiled huge plans for the Don Valley, linking the city centre with Hillsborough and Stocksbridge, and I know that these are going to be used a great deal. But we’re not resting on our laurels and we’re continuing to make improvements to existing routes – and the new crossing in Deepcar will do exactly that”.