Streets Ahead is a huge city-wide highways maintenance project that will upgrade the condition of our city’s roads, pavements, street lights, bridges and other items on or around our streets (what we call street scene).
The majority of the work will take place in the first 5 years (2012 - 2017) of a 25 year contract where we will be upgrading two thirds of the city's roads.
Changes to public transport.
What is included in the work.
About the upgrade works and how we'll minimise travel disruption.
Making Sheffield smoother
The road and pavement resurfacing work will bring the city's highway up to a good standard. Smoother road surfaces will reduce wear and tear on vehicles, reduce fuel consumption and reduce carbon emissions.
Making Sheffield brighter
We are replacing the street lights with state of the art Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology. LEDs provide brighter 'white light' to improve visibility and safety as well as being energy efficient.
Making Sheffield safer
Smoother road and pavement surfaces, clearer road markings and signage all provide a safer environment for road users which will help reduce accidents for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.
Making Sheffield greener
As part of the Streets Ahead upgrades we are installing energy efficient street lighting, traffic signals and illuminated signs. Once all the work is complete the energy saving will be a reduction of approximately 40%.
Avoid the disruption and roadworks, check Travel South Yorkshire's Get There Sooner to plan your journey and avoid the roadworks or use public transport.