Street repair contractors battle the bumps

Streets Ahead contractor Amey have defended their road resurfacing work despite complaints that some new surfaces are starting to crack and crumble. Sheffield Council’s highway maintenance programme aims to shake off Sheffield’s ‘pothole city’ reputation with resurfacing underway for hundreds of roads. The 25 year Private Finance Initiative (PFI) project aims to improve Sheffield’s roads, footpaths and pavements but has faced sustained criticism over controversial tree-felling operations. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!