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Highway resurfacing team upgrades 200th mile of road in Sheffield

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The 200th mile of road in Sheffield has been resurfaced as part of a £2 billion project to improve the city’s highways.

So far the Streets Ahead team involved in the work has also resurfaced 280 miles of pavement and replaced more than 13,000 streetlights with new energy efficient bulbs.

Councillor Jack Scott, Sheffield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Recycling and Streetscene, said: “Reaching the 200th mile of road to be resurfaced is a fantastic achievement. We have been working hard for the past 18 months to bring the city’s roads, pavements and street scene up to standard.

“It’s not an easy job and we have a lot of obstacles that we need to overcome on the way but when we reach a milestone such as this it is all worth it. Although we have reached 200 miles we still have a way to go to ensure that the whole city’s road network is in a good condition.”

Rob Allen, Business Director for Streets Ahead, said: “The Streets Ahead project is on track to provide Sheffield with a smoother, brighter, cleaner and greener highway network and people across the city are already feeling the benefits.”

 
 
 

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