Road repairs highlight council inefficiencies

Road repairs highlight council inefficiencies

Road repairs highlight council inefficiencies

First published in Readers' Letters

I AM writing with reference to potholes and the inefficient way they are dealt with by the council. Several weeks ago a large pothole was filled in along our road by the council. We were baffled at the time as to why they had not, on the same visit, filled in the other five potholes, all within a couple of metres of each other.

Last week the lorry returned again with two men and filled in two more of the remaining five potholes.

I was utterly dumbfounded that they had now made two journeys in a large lorry and had still left three very obvious potholes, which remain dangerous and are of varying lengths and depths. What an absolute waste of money! Is it going to take three more separate visits to get a small section of road correct? Think of the cost of manpower and fuel to get the lorry back each time, not to mention the possibility of financial claims from drivers or cyclists for damages. Surely this cannot be a sensible way of resolving these issues.

Obviously the council have more money than sense if they can afford to waste resources in this way. It is an utter disgrace.

MRS POTTLE, Upper Shirley, Southampton.

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9:39pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

They still haven't fixed the dangerous ruts on the bridge by St.Marys stadium going over the railway that caused a motorcyclist to crash last year and regularly cause damage to other vehicles and I reported them last year.
They still haven't fixed the dangerous ruts on the bridge by St.Marys stadium going over the railway that caused a motorcyclist to crash last year and regularly cause damage to other vehicles and I reported them last year. Ginger_cyclist
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1:10pm Fri 28 Mar 14

SilvanDryad says...

I have also reported the road at that junction, but to no avail. However, my complaints to HCC about potholes have been acted upon.
I have also reported the road at that junction, but to no avail. However, my complaints to HCC about potholes have been acted upon. SilvanDryad
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2:03pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

SilvanDryad wrote:
I have also reported the road at that junction, but to no avail. However, my complaints to HCC about potholes have been acted upon.
HCC do act on reports, I reported a large, square hole between 4 to 6 inches deep on Windhover Roundabout next to a drain over a year ago, it was filled within a week of the report being made.
[quote][p][bold]SilvanDryad[/bold] wrote: I have also reported the road at that junction, but to no avail. However, my complaints to HCC about potholes have been acted upon.[/p][/quote]HCC do act on reports, I reported a large, square hole between 4 to 6 inches deep on Windhover Roundabout next to a drain over a year ago, it was filled within a week of the report being made. Ginger_cyclist
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12:02pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Linesman says...

With all the coverage given on national radio and TV, I would have thought that Mrs Pottle would have been aware that the record rainfall that we have had to endure over the past few months has caused a massive amount of damage to most roads.

Whilst it would be nice to have potholes dealt with immediately, I would assume that, with so much damage having to be repaired, the work has to be prioritised.
With all the coverage given on national radio and TV, I would have thought that Mrs Pottle would have been aware that the record rainfall that we have had to endure over the past few months has caused a massive amount of damage to most roads. Whilst it would be nice to have potholes dealt with immediately, I would assume that, with so much damage having to be repaired, the work has to be prioritised. Linesman
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10:56am Wed 2 Apr 14

camerajuan says...

Linesman wrote:
With all the coverage given on national radio and TV, I would have thought that Mrs Pottle would have been aware that the record rainfall that we have had to endure over the past few months has caused a massive amount of damage to most roads.

Whilst it would be nice to have potholes dealt with immediately, I would assume that, with so much damage having to be repaired, the work has to be prioritised.
Potholes in the city have been there since before the rain came, especially on The Avenue and Archers Road.
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: With all the coverage given on national radio and TV, I would have thought that Mrs Pottle would have been aware that the record rainfall that we have had to endure over the past few months has caused a massive amount of damage to most roads. Whilst it would be nice to have potholes dealt with immediately, I would assume that, with so much damage having to be repaired, the work has to be prioritised.[/p][/quote]Potholes in the city have been there since before the rain came, especially on The Avenue and Archers Road. camerajuan
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