Perception of Sheffield roads’ quality increases

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Residents in Sheffield think the city’s roads are in a much better condition than this time last year, a survey has revealed.

The research discovered an almost 10 per cent increase in the number of people who said they were satisfied with road repairs, and a 33 per cent surge in the number of people ‘very satisfied’ with the condition of the city’s roads.

Four per cent more people were happy with pothole fixes and five per cent more with repair speed.

The survey, carried out by the National Highways and Transport Network, did not outline what satisfaction level the percentages increased from.

Coun Jack Scott, Sheffield Council cabinet member for roads, said: “The findings are really positive. They show us the work we are doing is successfully turning Sheffield’s roads from some of the worst in the country to the best. This is a huge project but it’s great to see we’re achieving what we set out to – smoother roads and higher satisfaction levels.”