Wet weather delays Sheffield roadworks

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Roadworks in a Sheffield suburb have been delayed – because of wet weather.

Coun Steve Ayris said residents’ lives in Woodseats had been blighted by ‘months’ of waiting which had left streets like obstacle courses.

Work is ongoing in the area as part of the Streets Ahead project to resurface every road in Sheffield.

Graves Park Coun Ayris said: “Residents have faced months of barrier obstacles and unsecured plastic boards – sometimes just to get into their own homes.

“Complaints are not getting proper answers and, despite many false promises, residents can confirm that the only action they have seen is dates changing on the notices threatening to tow away their cars.”

Sheffield Council said works had been delayed, in part because of the unseasonal wet weather, and apologised for any inconvenience.

Coun Jack Scott, cabinet member for environment, said: “We would like to reassure residents we will complete works across Woodseats over the coming weeks.

“We have received some complaints from residents and tried to answer all as quickly and honestly as possible. Replacing Sheffield’s roads, footpaths and street lights is a major undertaking and we have worked hard to keep residents and business owners informed.”

Six miles of road and four of pavements have already been improved in the area.