Some of the city’s busiest roads are benefitting from resurfacing as part of the Streets Ahead programme, which will see a long-term investment in Sheffield’s road network.
The Council’s highways contractor, Amey, has started work on the next significant phase of the city-wide resurfacing programme which includes improvements to main roads in the Attercliffe and Tinsley areas as well as Chesterfield Road.
Work on the main roads will be carried out in stages overnight between 7pm and 7am to minimise disruption to local residents and businesses.
To keep people well-informed of the schedule, letters were delivered to nearby residents and businesses ahead of works starting and street signs have been erected to provide further information. The necessary road diversions will be in place to ensure people can reach their destination safely whilst the works are carried out.
“We will make every effort to minimise disruption and coordinate operations with events and the demands of the public and businesses whilst this work is carried out,” said Amey account manager, Gary Kemp.
“We are trying to be as flexible as possible”, he added.
“On a programme of this scale we recognise that the works will cause some unavoidable disruption, but the main roads are being resurfaced overnight when they are quieter and we are working with all parties to keep noise and other disruption to a minimum.”
Work in the Attercliffe area is expected to be completed by the end of June.
The surfacing of Chesterfield Road, between Heeley Bridge and Derbyshire Lane, is due to run for approximately four weeks in between June and July as the bus lane scheme nears completion.
To keep interested parties informed, Amey is in contact with businesses, residents, Sheffield and Rotherham councils, utility companies, Highways England, Supertram, Network Rail, and other agencies.
The programme is part of Sheffield City Council’s £2.2bn Streets Ahead contract with Amey, which continues to improve residential streets as well as main routes.
Over the first five years, 727 miles of roads – some 65% of the Sheffield network- have been given a new lease of life. Extensive resurfacing will continue over the next two years before the focus turns increasingly to routine maintenance.
Gary continued, “We’ve completed a big percentage of the resurfacing programme already, which has made a huge difference to many of Sheffield’s roads. However, there’s still plenty to do and we would like to thank people for their continued patience.”
To find out more about the Streets Ahead programme visit: www.sheffield.gov.uk/streetsahead