PICTURES: 'Shoddy workmanship' claim as health and safety hazards allegedly created on Sheffield road

Council contractors have been accused of 'shoddy workmanship' which residents claim has resulted in a number of health and safety hazards on their street.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 13 August, 2018, 10:47
The raised road.

People living in Warminster Place, Norton Lees, claim their road surface has been raised three inches above residents' driveways causing a potential trip hazard while the re-surfaced road is already breaking up just weeks after being laid leaving motorists with a bumpy ride.

Amey - the council contractors who carried out the work this summer - insisted they have not yet completed the job and further improvements are due to be made.

But painter and decorator Tony Bennett, aged 58, who lives on the road, accused them of "shoddy workmanship."

He said: "We have a lot of elderly people who live here and there are obvious trip hazards all over the place.

"The actual road is breaking up already and is uneven. I don't think they have rolled it.

Tony Bennett at the site.

Mr Bennett claimed he and other residents have contacted Sheffield Council and Amey to complain and ask for the work to be re-done but nobody has re-visited the site.

He said: "If I did a job like that then I would never get paid again. We have footed the bill for this as taxpayers."

The work is being carried out by Amey on behalf of Sheffield Council as part of the £2 billion Streets Ahead programme to improve the city's road network.

The resurfaced road.

Nick Hetherington, Streets Ahead network manager, said a new micro asphalt surface has been applied which will "extend the life of the road by sealing out water and creating a new top layer, which can take a few weeks to settle down and may look uneven during this initial period."

He explained that resurfacing was finished on August 3 but additional work on gullies and other manholes "will be completed in the next few days."

"The pavements are scheduled to be resurfaced within the next two months."

The road.