A61 Sheffield Inner Relief Road

Scheme outline

Creation of a new dual two-lane route around the centre of Sheffield, partly on a new alignment and partly by widening existing roads. The new route is effectively an inner ring road, and is intended to largely replace the abandoned 1960s attempt at an inner ring that was disruptive and caused a great deal of severance. The new road is at-grade and features extensive landscaping.

Stage 1 of the new road has already been completed and current works (detailed on this page) comprise Stage 2.

An anonymous contributor informs us that the plan for completing each section is as follows:

May 2006: Russell Street to Corporation Street via part of the new Corporation Street Gyratory

September 2006: Shalesmoor roundabout; Shalesmoor (to Gibraltar Street) in both directions

February 2007: Corporation Street in both directions

July 2007: new links to Savile Street and Sheffield Parkway

This scheme was completed in and we're no longer accepting updates or changes to this page.

Bypass or realignment
for use by all traffic
Highway authority
SCC/Central Government


This scheme has been completed and CBRD is no longer accepting progress updates.

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