Plea to council over roadworks

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Liberal Democrat councillors in Sheffield have called on the Labour-run authority to minimise any potential disruption as part of the £2 billion Streets Ahead road resurfacing programme.

The project started this August and aims to totally revamp 1,180 miles of road and 2,050 miles of pavement.

Lib Dem councillors are raising concerns about the effect on on-street parking. With each of the planned 108 ‘work zones’ talking between 15 and 20 weeks to complete, residential areas with high levels of on-street parking could suffer significant disruption.

Councillors are calling for the council to provide free, temporary alternative parking arrangements for residents.

Spokesman Coun David Baker said potential sites could include unused land or parking bays from retailers, pubs, or supermarkets, offering residents flexibility.