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Roads to be resurfaced again after power works

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Work is set to start on a £20million scheme to improve the power supply to part of Sheffield.

Northern Power Grid contractors will start digging in Mansfield Road to install new electric cables to boost the power supply to Norton Lees.

The work will begin tomorrow, while work in Manor Lane, Rustlings Road and Beaumont Road North will follow in future.

It means roads which were recently resurfaced will be dug up again - but Sheffield Council says Northern Power Grid only received funding approval for the project after they had been resurfaced.

The road will be resurfaced again by July 2 and will be ‘closely monitored’ to ensure it is finished by the Tour De France weekend.

Contractors will then return again in future to ‘complete the final re-surfacing work to the high standard produced by Amey’, the council said.

llr Jack Scott, Cabinet Member for Environment, Recycling and Streetscene, said: “It has been unfortunate that 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 that Network Power Grid will bring to the city as a whole.

“We are working as closely as possible with all the utility companies to ensure that, whenever possible, these works are coordinated and the utility companies complete their works before the Streets Ahead works are carried out.

“We have agreed with Northern Powergrid to make sure they surface the road to a high standard. Once the works have been completed the Streets Ahead team will inspect the work to ensure it meets the standards we require.

“The Streets Ahead works means that we will go from having some of the worst roads to having some of the best roads in the country.”

Northern Power Grid contractors have started digging in Mansfield Road to install new electric cables to boost the power supply to Norton Lees.

Manor Lane, Rustlings Road and Beaumont Road North will follow in future.

It means roads which were recently resurfaced will be dug up again - but Sheffield Council says funding approval for the project was only received after they had been resurfaced.

 

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