Safer streets ahead for Sheffield

Brannham Road in Carbrook, Sheffield, illuminated by new LED streetlights as part of Streets Ahead project.
Brannham Road in Carbrook, Sheffield, illuminated by new LED streetlights as part of Streets Ahead project.
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STREETLIGHTS will be replaced, potholes filled in, and roads and pavements resurfaced in three areas of Sheffield when improvement work gets under way next month.

The long-awaited works will be carried out in Mosborough, Effingham and on the Manor estate from February.

It is being carried out by contractor Amey, on behalf of Sheffield Council.

As well as repairing potholes and improving surfaces, the staff will replace the streetlights with 550 powerful LED bulbs.

The environmentally-friendly bulbs cast a bright white light and should make dark streets safer.

Graeme Symonds, network director for Amey, said: “We look forward to starting work in three more zones across Sheffield and improving the conditions of the highways.”

He said traffic disruption would be kept to a minimum, adding: “This involves planning work, where we can, outside rush-hour periods.”

Coun Jack Scott, the council’s cabinet member for environment, recycling and streetscene, said: “It’s great to see Streets Ahead moving into more areas of Sheffield and improving our roads, pavements and overall street appearance.”

The ‘Mosborough zone’ includes Rotherham Road, High Street/Moor Valley and Eckington Way and work runs until July.

Work on residential roads in Mosborough starts next year.