Latest areas of Sheffield set for road resurfacing

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TWO more areas of Sheffield are set for a revamp as part of the £2 billion Streets Ahead highway maintenance programme.

Roads in Broomhill, Crookes and Crosspool, known as the ‘Tapton Hill zone’ and in the south east of the city centre, near Sheffield Hallam University and The Showroom, are next to benefit.

Work in both areas is starting in the coming days. It will last for about 20 weeks in Tapton Hill and for about 16 weeks in the south east of the city centre.

Coun Jack Scott, Sheffield Council cabinet member for environment, said: “Streets Ahead is a huge investment in the city’s road network and we have already resurfaced more than 40 miles of highways.

“We are delighted to roll out the works to even more areas, including the south east of the city centre close to the station, where visitors get their first glimpse of our great city.”

Graeme Symonds, network director for contractor Amey added: “Our work includes improving the condition of the roads and pavements, installing new street lights, tree maintenance and repairing gullies.

“As always, we have planned the work to minimise traffic disruption and we plan to do as much as possible outside the busiest travel periods.

“Residents and businesses that are directly affected by the works will receive a letter about what is happening on their road.”