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AMEY TO DIGITISE SHEFFIELD’S PUBLIC HIGHWAY NETWORK

AMEY TO DIGITISE SHEFFIELD’S PUBLIC HIGHWAY NETWORK

Amey will have created a digitised public highway network for Sheffield by Spring 2020, with thousands of individual sensors communicating wirelessly via smart sensors deployed to the city’s assets.  Amey, which operates Streets Ahead, the city-wide highways maintenance contract, is positioning itself at the forefront of Smart City technology to deliver a more efficient service to the city of Sheffield via a platform provided by Smart City operator, Connexin.  Using an Internet of Things (IoT) foundation for its digital strategy, 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.  The platform will connect essential highway maintenance services and inform operatives about the condition of street assets in real-time, including when to empty high street bins to avoid overflowing; water trees for preservation; refill grit bins ready for icy conditions and clear gullies to reduce the risk of flash flooding. By alerting operatives, Amey’s maintenance managers will always be one step ahead.   Another benefit to the system will be a reduction in air pollution, with staff making fewer journeys across the city and being able to avoid spots where air quality levels are poor, to reduce the impact.   As a result, residents of Sheffield will benefit from a better quality of life with cleaner and safer living conditions and improved maintenance services which are delivered in a more efficient, sustainable manner, contributing to the city’s Clean Air Strategy.  Cabinet member for Environment, Street Scene and Climate Change at Sheffield City Council, Councillor Mark Jones said: “This is very much about us working better and smarter towards a greener and cleaner future for Sheffield.   “By investing in this new initiative, our contractors will be undertaking fewer journeys, which in turn will result in a reduction in energy consumption, pollution and congestion, while ensuring our streets are kept clean and our bins are emptied using a more efficient and effective approach.   “Using technology in this pioneering way will help the Council in its efforts to tackle the climate crisis while improving standards.  Following installation, those who live and work in our city should see a positive impact on their neighbourhoods fairly quickly. 

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