Roadworks noise misery for Sheffield residents

Coun Jack Scott, Sheffield City Council
Coun Jack Scott, Sheffield City Council
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Sheffield Council has apologised over ‘noisy’ road repairs which have been keeping residents up late at night.

Workmen for Sheffield Council contractor Amey have been working in the Frecheville area, on Mansfield Road and surrounding streets, until 2am.

Two more nights of work are planned on Monday and Tuesday.

Resident Adrian Robinson, of Wingfield Crescent, Frecheville, said: “Amey have been working until 1am or 2am.

“My neighbours, a lot of whom are shift workers such as firemen, policemen, nurses and postmen, are amazed at this complete disdain for ourselves.

“Those with children certainly don’t need keeping awake on a school day.”

Mr Robinson said he has tried to complain to Amey and the council, but cannot get through.

The council said work is being carried out in the evenings around Mansfield Road to minimise traffic disruption during daytime hours.

Coun Jack Scott, cabinet member for environment, said: “We apologise for any inconvenience caused while these necessary works are carried out; we do strive to keep noise and disruption to a minimum.

“Unfortunately, there is no easy solution in this circumstance.

“Mansfield Road is a busy main road which serves a number of bus routes so Sheffield Council took the decision that work should be carried out during the evenings.

“Mansfield Road is also the only access point for residents on Birley Vale Avenue and Wingfield Crescent and if we had carried out the works during normal daytime working hours these residents wouldn’t have been able to get in and out of their streets.”