Road repairs reach south west

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WORK is starting on resurfacing roads in two more parts of Sheffield as part of the £2bn ‘Streets Ahead’ highways repair programme.

Roads in Broomhill, Crookes and Crosspool, known as the Tapton Hill zone, in the south west of the city, and in the city centre near Sheffield Hallam University, The Showroom cinema and the railway station are next in line.

As well as roads and pavements being resurfaced, gullies cleaned and some trees replaced, more than 550 new street lights will be installed in the Tapton Hill zone, including 57 heritage-style lights in the Broomhill Conservation Area, and 170 in the city centre zone. Work is due to last for around 20 weeks in Tapton Hill and 16 weeks in the city centre.

Cabinet member Coun Jack Scott said: “Streets Ahead is a huge investment in the city’s road network and we have already resurfaced more than 40 miles of local roads.

Graeme Symonds, network director for contractor Amey said: “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 before works start.”