Action Desk: Workers '˜abandoned' road resurfacing job

Council contractor Amey have been accused of '˜abandoning' a job half done after starting road resurfacing works and failing to return after a few days on site.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 7th December 2016, 10:40 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th December 2016, 12:36 pm
Amey leave the cobbles at Bramham Road in disarray
Amey leave the cobbles at Bramham Road in disarray

Haroon Ayub, of Bramham Road, Darnall, contacted Action Desk to say workers began work to restore the old cobbled road but left days later with part of the street dug up.

But spokesman for Streets Ahead, the arm of the Amey operation responsible for roads, street lights and pavements, said they are waiting for specialist materials before resuming the work and hope to be finished before the Christmas period.

The road is thought to be listed by English Heritage and was scheduled to be restored to its former glory.

But the road has had a gaping hole near the junction for over a month and will not be finished at least for a few more weeks.

Mr Ayub said: “I spoke to one of their guys and he told me the road would be resurfaced to its original state with all the cobbles.

“After some days they didn’t turn up one morning. This continued and they never came back. It feels like they’ve abandoned it.

“It’s quite dangerous, with the bad weather the barriers get knocked down and it’s not ideal for drivers on the road trying to get their cars out.

“People turning onto the road could easily end up crashing into it because it’s so near the junction.

“I know they’ve done loads of work across Sheffield already and still have loads to do but I don’t understand why they started the work and left it like this if they knew they couldn’t finish it – it doesn’t make sense to me.”

A Streets Ahead spokesperson said: “We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the outstanding work on Bramham Road.

“We are currently waiting for specialist materials to complete the work.

“We anticipate, weather permitting, we will have completed this work before Christmas.”