After being allowed to crumble for years under Labour, Sheffield’s roads are finally being fixed with £1.2billion from Government thanks to Nick Clegg.
The ‘streets ahead’ project is repairing every road, pavement and streetlight in the City is transforming Sheffield’s streets. The contractor Amey has started a five-year renovation programme that will cover the whole city. Amey will then work to maintain improvements for the duration of the 25-year contract.
Under the contract Amey has taken responsibility for improving and maintaining 1,900km of road, 68,000 streetlights, 500 traffic signals, 600 bridges and other structures, 2,400 retaining walls and 35,000 highway trees across the city.
Nick Clegg MP, said:-
“As a local MP Sheffielders tell me all the time how they are fed up with the state of the roads. Therefore I’m immensely proud that Sheffield’s roads are being transformed from some of the worst in the country to the best, thanks to the huge investment from this Coalition Government.
“Sheffield’s roads and pavements have been allowed to deteriorate for years under Labour. It is taking the biggest project of its kind in the country to put it right, but as the project rolls out we will finally have the local road infrastructure Sheffield deserves.”