Trans Pennine Trail near Killamarsh

Derbyshire County Council will shortly be commencing works to create a ramp from the Sheffield Road/Forge Lane junction at Killamarsh up to the Trans Pennine Trail.  This will allow all users to gain access onto the TPT at this busy location where there is currently only a flight of steps.  These works are part of on-going access improvements in the area. It is proposed that the whole package of works will culminate in a safe off-road route from the centre of Killamarsh via the new Greenway, the Trans Pennine Trail and the new “Connect 2” multi-user trail, to the Halfway Supertram stop.  Works are scheduled to commence in either week commencing 8th or 15th February 2010, and the work is likely to last approximately 6 weeks.  A short section of the TPT to the south of Sheffield Road bridge will have to be closed to all users for the duration of works due to the constrained nature of the work site and the large amounts of earth moving required.  During the works, walkers may be able to descend the current flight of steps and regain access to the TPT by following Forge Lane due south.  Access for other users will not be possible.