Streets Ahead is a huge city-wide highways maintenance contract that is upgrading the condition of our city’s roads, pavements, street lights, bridges and other items on or around our streets. It's the largest highway investment contract ever seen in Sheffield, worth £2bn.

To date Streets Ahead has

  • resurfaced over 600 miles of road
  • resurfaced over 1200 miles of pavement
  • replaced over 50,000 street lights
  • made improvements to 300 bridges and structures

What’s included?

  • upgrade work
  • road and pavement maintenance
  • gritting and snow clearance
  • bridge and other road-side structures maintenance
  • roadside trees
  • verge maintenance
  • traffic lights and road sign maintenance
  • street lights maintenance
  • road drainage maintenance
  • street cleaning
  • street furniture maintenance including nameplate, bollards, safety fences, barriers and benches.

How will I know when Streets Ahead work will take place on my street?

Those of you directly affected by the Streets Ahead works will receive a letter advising you of the work arrangements before we start work on your street.

On-street signs will be in place approximately 5 days prior to work starting confirming the start date and duration of the works.

Please note our works can be affected by unforeseen circumstances and we advise residents to check the on-street signage for the most up to date information.

Our planning team works closely with utility companies to co-ordinate our works to minimise disruption on the local community. Prior to confirming any works, we consider:

  • building developer works
  • SuperTram maintenance
  • third party works
  • traffic management and safety work
  • traffic signals work
  • structure maintenance

Streets Ahead contract

We're publishing the Streets Ahead contract as part of our on-going commitment to transparency. Please note that information has been redacted where it is considered commercially confidential or includes personal data.

We're currently in the process of reviewing and redacting the remaining schedules and annexes to the contract and hope to be in a position in the next few months to have completed this exercise and publish these documents on the website.

Some of the Schedules are too large to be published online but these Schedules can be viewed by appointment following the publication of the remaining Schedules and Annexures.

These Schedules are

  • Schedule 16 – Agreed Non-Compliant Project Network Parts
  • Schedule 20 – Project Network Information

Please contact us to make an appointment to view these Schedules.

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Streets Ahead Team

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