Unfortunately we can’t be everywhere at once

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One of your readers recently asked why Amey is only working in side roads in the city (The Star, October 3) and we thought it would be helpful to explain more about our work.

The programme of works for the Streets Ahead improvement project is based on a system of work zones whereby the city is split into 27 A zones, which are the main roads, and 81 B zones, which are the minor roads. The main and minor roads in an area are deliberately planned to be improved at different times in order to reduce disruption in an area, keep traffic flowing on diversion routes, and ensure the work is spread evenly across the city.

During the first year of the Streets Ahead project we have worked on main roads in Wisewood, Hillsborough, Stannington, Walkley, Grimesthorpe, Page Hall, Wincobank, Totley, Dore, Bradway, Greenhill, Lowedges and Millhouses. Next year we will be working on a number of main roads, including those in the north of the city centre.

We realise people are keen to see improvements in their roads as soon as possible.

We can’t be everywhere at once, but the good news is we will be making improvements across all parts of Sheffield during the next four years. We are also fixing pot holes, faulty street lights and other highway issues, so it’s important that people report them to us at www.sheffield.gov.uk/reportmystreet.

Graeme Symonds, network director, Amey