BREAKING: £2bn Sheffield roads upgrade contractor chosen

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SHEFFIELD Council has chosen construction firm Amey as the contractor for its £2 billion upgrade of roads and pavements - and work will start in August.

The firm was chosen from a shortlist of two, with rival bidder Carillion losing out.

It will take five years to revamp all roads and footpaths in the city and the contract also includes maintenance to a high standard for the following 20 years.

Some 500 council staff will be transferred to Amey and 170 new jobs created.

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