Refurbishments have been carried out on more Sheffield bridges as part of the Streets Ahead programme.
Resurfacing programme restarts in Sheffield
The council’s highways contractor, Amey, restarted their 2021 resurfacing at the beginning of April, with roads and footpaths across the city set to be improved.
Taking advantage of the Easter break, Streets Ahead began resurfacing some roads and footpaths closest to local schools, whilst traffic and footfall was reduced.
Streets Ahead is a huge city-wide highways maintenance contract that is upgrading and then maintaining the condition of Sheffield’s roads, pavements, street lights, bridges and other items on or around our streets.
Residents and businesses affected by the programme will receive a letter ahead of works starting in their area.
Peter Hancock, Principal Operations Manager at Streets Ahead says:
“We’ve now started our investment programme for this year, targeting areas around schools, which were closed over the Easter holidays.
“By undertaking this work, we’re ensuring residents can benefit from safer and smoother routes, whether they’re on foot, cycling or travelling in a vehicle.
“Our operatives will be working in COVID-safe bubbles so please don’t approach them whilst they are on site. We must close some roads whilst work is being undertaken for the safety of our operatives and members of the public, so please respect the closures and follow the diversions in place.
“Following a number of incidents against our operatives working on-site across the city, workers will be wearing body-worn CCTV cameras so if there is any anti-social behaviour this will be captured, and all footage shared with the police.
“We would like to take this opportunity to remind people to respect our workforce who are working under difficult and often challenging conditions to enable us all to benefit from an improved and safe street scene.”
The programme of resurfacing work is available to view at: www.sheffield.gov.uk/streetsahead
As well as resurfacing works restarting, the grass cutting programme has also begun across the city. A schedule for this can be found online at: https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/home/roads-pavements/grass-verges-planting-damaged
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