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Sheffield streets scheme repairs 22,000 potholes

Pot holes and uneven roads which are causing damage to vehicles in Sheffield and have cost the Sheffield council �1.23 million in compensation and legal fees over the last four years. Damage on Halifax Road near Foxhill

Pot holes and uneven roads which are causing damage to vehicles in Sheffield and have cost the Sheffield council �1.23 million in compensation and legal fees over the last four years. Damage on Halifax Road near Foxhill

  • by Ellen Beardmore
 

More than 20,000 potholes have been repaired in Sheffield since the launch of the Streets Ahead project.

A raft of figures were released to mark the second anniversary of the highway maintenance private finance initiative - which has often come under fire from residents because of the disruption it causes - this week.

Nearly 250 miles of road have been resurfaced, along with 302 miles of pavements. In total 22,682 potholes have been replaced and 14,322 new LED streetlights installed.

Coun Jack Scott, cabinet member for environment at Sheffield Council, said it was ‘proud’ of the project, the biggest of its kind, and it was making a ‘huge difference’.

Residents and businesses were thanked for their patience.

Some readers said only main roads had been treated.

But Philip Corker added: “Who cares about lines and a bit of disruption? Resurfacing was well overdue.”

 

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