Tour roads works behind praise for Sheffield contractor

Highways work carried out to prepare Sheffield to host the Tour de France has led to council contractor Amey being commended.

More than four miles of city roads were resurfaced to provide a smooth ride for elite cyclists ahead of their visit in July.

Safety barriers were replaced, street furniture removed and other traffic measures put in place.

The project was highly commended at the Chartered Institute of Highways andTransportation Yorkshire and Humberside Branch Awards.

Graeme Symonds, Streets Ahead’s CIP director, said: “The work that was carried out on the route not only benefited the Tour de France, but will benefit road users for years to come.”

He said the work came at no extra cost to the public.