Satisfaction level increase for Sheffield streets

A national survey this week reported that the satisfaction levels of roads in Sheffield has improved the most over the past ten years.

The city’s roads have almost doubled their satisfaction rating since 2010 according to the National Highways and Transport Public Satisfaction Survey.

The survey, which 112 local authorities take part in annually, in aims to help local government improve their road networks by sharing helpful information and collecting public opinions for councils to access.

Sheffield scored highly in the conditions of footpaths and pavements and street lighting, where the satisfaction levels were the second highest in the country.

State of highways saw the city score 12% higher than the national average and the condition of roads have also seen continued improvement since the start of the Streets Ahead contract in 2012.

This contract is a 25 year a partnership between the Council and Amey to help upgrade Sheffield’s roads, pavements, bridges amongst other items.

So far, Streets Ahead has contributed to the resurfacing of over 1,450 miles of pavement and 693 miles of road, replaced 3,208 drainage gullies, repaired 145,703 potholes and made improvements to 1,035 bridges across the city.

Councillor for the Environment and Street Scene at Sheffield City Council, Bryan Lodge said:

“The National Highways and Transportation Survey results for 2017 show the positive effect our Streets Ahead programme is having across the city. It’s fantastic that Sheffield has the highest increase in satisfaction rate for the condition of our roads, which have benefited from a vital improvement programme since 2012.”

Amey have been invited to attend the NHT Network Conference and a representative from the Council will receive an award for the biggest overall improvement in satisfaction levels over a ten-year period.

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