Digitised public highway coming to Sheffield
Written by: Charlotte Hathway | Published:

Sheffield City Council will have a digitised public highway network in place by spring, with thousands of individual sensors communicating wirelessly across the city.

Lead contractor Amey will use Connexin’s CityOS platform to integrate, view, manage and respond to information to improve highway maintenance services and revolutionise service delivery across Sheffield, from Stocksbridge to Mosborough.

Mark Jones, cabinet member for environment, street scene and climate change at Sheffield City Council, Councillor said, “This is very much about us working better and smarter towards a greener and cleaner future for Sheffield. Using technology in this pioneering way will help the Council in its efforts to tackle the climate crisis, whilst improving standards. Following installation, those who live and work in our city should see a positive impact in their neighbourhoods fairly quickly.”

James Haluch, managing director of transport infrastructure at Amey added, “Technology is becoming more and more part of our everyday lives. Working with our partners in the public and private sector, we have to make radical changes to the way we deliver services. I’m delighted that we’re embracing Connexin’s technology, which is one of the first times it’s been used in a city environment, that will benefit our service delivery and help to improve local communities.”

The city’s Streets Ahead initiative aims to reduce air pollution, as well as giving Sheffield residents cleaner and safer living conditions and improved maintenance services. In addition to Amey and Connexin, Quantela and Cisco are also contributing to the Streets Ahead initiative.

Below: Roads in Sheffield are monitored using Connesin's CityOS platform.

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