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So what's all this roads business ?

Introduction ::
After recently getting my hands on an old plan of a motorway proposal for Sheffield City Centre, I felt compelled to pull together some history of Sheffield's road network. I hope to search out a few old plans, maybe the odd picture and hopefully a few comments from the people that built the roads...

Scope ::
Sheffield covers a very large area geographically and this site aims to cover all the major road schemes in the Sheffield area, along with a few more significant schemes in nearby towns. I will be dipping into old plan chests and searching the local achieves, slowly building this site into a comprehensive reference of road building in the area.

History Features ::
:: Heeley Bypass - Started, but never finished
:: Mosborough Expressway - Sheffield's Original M1 link
:: Mosborough Townships - An historical journey from 1974
:: The Sheffield Urban Motorway - A 1960's dream or nightmare ?
:: A61 Inner Relief Road - From the beginning
:: The Missing Mosborough Townships Roads - Ghostly roads
:: Chapeltown Bypass - Yes it really was proposed !

Planned Development ::
:: M1 Widening - Highways Agency
:: FARRRS - Doncaster MBC - £103M :: Alignment Options ::
:: Barnsley Town Centre to M1 Link - Barnsley MBC - £40-50M
:: Waverley Link Road - Rotherham MBC - £8.13M
:: A57 M1 to Todwick Crossroads - Rotherham MBC
:: A631 West Bawtry Road - Rotherham MBC
:: Moss Way Extension - Sheffield City Council
:: Clay Wheels Lane to Middlewood Road Link - Sheffield City Council
:: Supertram Extensions - Sheffield City Council - £104M

:: The full South Yorkshire LPT2 is here :: Link ::

What if ::
:: Expressways for Sheffield - Perhaps a solution to peak hour chaos
:: M18 Extension into Sheffield - Stranger things might happen
:: M67 Manchester to Sheffield Motorway :: External Link ::

On the Ground ::
:: 1960's
    - A61 Penistone Road - Built in time for the World Cup matches in 1966
:: 1970's
    - A61 Penistone Road - Extended North to Wadsley Bridge
    - A61 Upper Hanover Way - Part of a bigger plan
    - A61 Netherthorpe Road - Part of a bigger plan
    - Park Square - The end of the Sheffield Parkway
    - A57/A630 Sheffield Parkway - Linking Sheffield to the Motorway
    - Mosborough Townships - A vision of suburban ideals
    - A629 Fenton Road Diversion (PPG 11th Nov 1971)
    - A630 Rotherway (PPG 25th June 1973)
:: 1980's
    - A57 Aston Way - Bypassing Aston and Swallownest, Fence to the M1
    - A6102 Bochum Parkway - Bypassing Norton
    - A61 Penistone Road - Extended south past Hillsborough Park
    - A61 Penistone Road (Stage 1) - B&Q and Owlerton Green
    - A57 Mosborough Parkway (Stage 1) - The road to nowhere ?
    - A61 Dronfield Bypass - Bowshaw to New Whittington
    - A6109 Meadowbank Road (PPG 14th Mar 1980)
    - A630 Centenary Way - Canklow to Bow Bridge (PPG 4th July 1988)
    - Europa Link (PPG 28th Sep 1989)
:: 1990's
    - SYLRT
    - Don Valley Link Stages 1 to 7
    - Sheffield Airport Spine Road (Europa Link to Shepcote Lane)
    - A57 Mosborough Parkway (Stage 2)
    - A57 Mosborough Parkway (Stage 3)
    - A61 Penistone Road (Stage 2) - Barracks to Neepsend Lane
    - A61 Penistone Road (Stage 3) - Neepsend to Shalesmoor
    - A61 Inner Ring Road (Stage 1) - Sheffield Parkway to Wicker
:: 2000 & beyond
    - A61 Inner Relief Road (Stage 2) - Wicker to Shalesmoor
    - Sheffield Sheaf Square - A new gateway to the City    

Notes;
PPG = Planning Permission Granted


Links ::
:: Sabre
:: Pathetic Motorways
:: CBRD

Coming Soon ::
:: More on Expressways
:: Missing Mosborough Roads