Bus delays due to roadworks


20th December 2017

We have received the following message from First bus company:

8, 8a, 35, 85, 97, 765 & 782 - Penistone Road North near to the junction of Clay Wheels Lane INBOUND to City is closed until further notice due to a serious Police incident. Congestion is expected as we approach AM Peak period

Please note that none of our school buses were involved in the incident but they will be delayed in reaching bus stops along the affected routes and late arriving at school.  Students will not be marked late because of these delays.

Other current diversions are:

18a -  18th to 21st (0930 - 1530)

Closure - Carterknowle Road

Toward Meadowhall diverted via Millhouses Lane, Woodholm Road, Button Hill & Carterknowle Road.

36 - Mon 18th to Wed 20th December - 0700 – 1900 Hours Daily

Closure – Grimesthorpe Road

Grimesthorpe Road will be closed for carriageway resurfacing during the period above.  Service 36 to operate as follows:

Towards Kimberworth Park and Meadowhall to operate as normal along Petre Street as normal, but instead of turning off, will continue directly FORWARDS to the end and

LEFT onto Carlisle Street East before resuming normal route on Holywell Road.

Towards Sheffield to operate as normal to Holywell Road then divert FORWARDS onto Carlisle Street East and RIGHT onto Petre Street

before resuming normal route at the cross-junction at Carwood Road.

During these times, buses will not be able to serve Upwell Street, Grimesthorpe Road, Margate Drive, Cyclops Street or Botham Street in the area.

8 & 8a - 19th & 20th Dec (into Thurs 21st)1900 – 0700 Overnight EXTENDED

Closure of Fox Lane

We have been informed by AMEY that works on Fox Lane have been delayed and will now continue up to and including the night of Wednesday 20 December. Fox Lane will be closed in its entirety, including the junctions with Jaunty Road and Birley Lane. Service 8/8a will therefore operate as follows during these times:

Towards Birley, service to operate as normal to Jaunty Lane at the junction of Jaunty Avenue then divert right onto Jaunty Avenue and Jaunty Road before terminating on Basegreen Drive.

** Please note that the 1822 service from Ecclesfield which continues to Crystal Peaks will operate normally to Lister Avenue, then via White Lane, bearing right at the Bay of Bengal Restaurant along White Lane then High Lane then Quarry Hill. At the bottom of Quarry Hill, LEFT onto Moor Valley until the crossroads, RIGHT onto Sheffield Road and then as normal. 

Towards Ecclesfield, service to depart from Basegreen Drive (4 minutes after scheduled departure time at Birley Tram Stop) and operate normal route towards city.

** Note that the 0658 from Crystal Peaks on Friday, and the 0724 from Birley Saturday will be the first journeys to serve the Birley estate. 

Note that the Birley estate will not be served during this period.

Please also note that the previously advertised closure of Birley Lane will not now occur until January 2018 and a notice will be posted nearer the time. 

52a - Mon 18th to 20th Dec (0930 - 1430) EXTENDED

Closure – Station Road, Woodhouse

Station Road will be closed for carriageway resurfacing during the period above.  Service 52a to operate as follows:

Towards Woodhouse to operate as normal to Beaver Hill Road at the junction of Badger Road then divert via Beaver Hill Road, RIGHT up Tithe Barn Lane and RIGHT Church Lane, LEFT onto Cross Street terminating outside the supermarket and opposite The Royal pub.

Towards Wisewood to depart from Cross Street and operate LEFT via Market Street and LEFT onto Beaver Hill Road before resuming normal route at the junction of Badger Road.

18a, 24, 75, 723 & 725 - Until 31st January 2018 (especially at peak times)


Delayed by on-going road works. No additional diversions.



Due to roadworks in Broomhill there are temporary traffic lights and single lane contraflow procedures.  This affects the main junction at Broomhill shops and at busy times is causing tailbacks in all directions.  This unfortunately is affecting the majority of the buses that First operates to school and causing delays to all journeys, especially during the morning and evening rush hours.

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