£2bn Sheffield highways upgrade is ‘welcome news’

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THE £2 billion project to repair all of Sheffield’s crumbling roads has been described as ‘welcome news’ by Nick Clegg.

Sheffield Council last week gave the 25-year contract to construction firm Amey, which includes a major overhaul over the next five years then ongoing maintenance.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat MP for Sheffield Hallam, said: “This is the largest public project in Sheffield’s history.

“I’m proud Liberal Democrats in Government have ensured this vital scheme is going ahead.

“Not only should it end Sheffield’s pot-hole city tag, but it will provide a boost to the economy and create an extra 170 jobs. The council should ensure work is done fairly, so the same quality is carried out across the city.”