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Anger at repeated Sheffield road disruption

Manor Lane, Manor, has recently been resurfaced, but now contractors are digging up the road to repair pipes and cables.

Manor Lane, Manor, has recently been resurfaced, but now contractors are digging up the road to repair pipes and cables.

 

Residents on a Sheffield road face disruption as the road is dug up just months after it was resurfaced.

Manor Lane, Manor, was given a new surface as part of the highways project Streets Ahead.

However, motorists are dealing with delays again as work to replace electricity cable gets under way.

One driver, who travels through the area regularly, said: “The work has started from the Harborough Avenue end, but it looks like the whole street will be disrupted. It would be good to look at how such work is planned and scheduled in.”

Northern Powergrid is carrying out the work as part of a programme to improve the electricity supply.

Sheffield Council said the firm had agreed the road surface would be left in a ‘good condition’ and half the width of the road from Harborough Avenue to City Road would be resurfaced.

Coun Jack Scott, cabinet member for Streetscene, said: “It is unfortunate these works could not be carried out before the Streets Ahead resurfacing works were done, but we could not deny Sheffield the opportunity this vast investment will bring to the city as a whole.

“We are working with utility companies to ensure works are co-ordinated.”

 

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