In 2012 official government statistics showed that Sheffield’s roads are the worst anywhere in England and four years later these concerns still remain.
This prompted a plan, led by Streets Ahead, to spend two billion pounds on resurfacing and rebuilding damaged roads across the city.
However with the Private Finance Initiative scheduled to complete its work next year, there are still many areas across Sheffield which require work.
One of these roads is Deerlands Avenue, in Parson Cross, which was due to be renovated in 2014, but has not yet been given any attention and local residents have called it ‘the worst road in Sheffield’.
Freedom of Information obtained by the Sheffield Star figures also revealed in June that 16 roads around Sheffield already require further resurfacing despite initially being part of the two billion pound city-wide renovations.
Max Kroker, 20, is a student at the University of Sheffield, and has been taking driving lessons in the city over the past 6 months.
He said: “Of course the state of the roads is a real issue when you’re learning to drive, it’s just one more thing to worry about when you’re already quite stressed.”
A Sheffield resident also said: “It definitely doesn’t make the school run any easier and I can’t really understand why they haven’t done anything because it has been like this for years.”
Despite these ongoing problems, a spokesperson for Streets Ahead has stated that the plans are still scheduled to be completed by the end of 2017.