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Recent road repairs #1071309
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I've noticed a lot of roads nearby have had new tarmac (or whatever the stuff they used is) laid down on various parts of the road. It looks like they have either filled potholes, or filled cracks that usually become worse.

The repairs have generally rough surface, there is one at the bottom of my road which acts as a small ramp if you go over it about 25mph, and others have an inconsistant structure, most are proud of the surrounding road surface by about 1 inch.

Is this on purpose and do the people who planned or "repaired" the road expect the repairs to sink to last longer, or clock watching and wanted to just get the day over so they can go home? I hate to sound like a moaner because at least they're getting repaired, but most of these repairs are being undertaken by people who couldn't care less (but don't realise they also have to use the roads) and are not aware of the concept of 'straight edge' tools.

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Last I heard, when a utility company digs a hole in the road they are supposed to put a temporary repair on then revisit it for the final surfacing a few weeks later after the ground has settled. I have no idea if this is still the case.

The quickie repair men repairing small holes etc(literally in minutes) are normally pretty good at levelling because the work is supposed to be inspected and the last thing they want is to have to return to rework the job.

That new skin resurfacing they do is pretty rough but relies on traffic to settle it in over a few weeks, I was highly sceptical of this when I first came across it but had to admit afterwards that it was much better than I thought.

The new partial resurfacing I spotted on Barnston Road around Whitehouse Lane was appalling, basically they had applied small hole repair techniques to a very large area.

I'll keep my eyes out, especially around RLW.

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Re: Recent road repairs [Re: Littlebear] #1071581
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These repairs were obviously for the recent Tour Of Britain bike race thing! I thought they did them quickly and without provocation.
How nice.

Re: Recent road repairs [Re: Littlebear] #1071659
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Well its been a month since these roads have been resurfaced, don't know what they are like to drive on in a car etc, but being a motorcyclist for the last forty year i don't think the Council has any idea what it is like to ride on, they go on about Road Safety and a duty of care for the upkeep of the roads but still employ contractors to come along once a year rip a few good roads up and relay them, as for the bad roads, lay loose chippings on the top, this year they have laid a hot bituminous topping to keep it together, but in time this will wear away and we will be left with tram lines along the road.
By me they ripped up a good part of Poulton road and tarmacked it, the rest of the road further along is cracking, sinking, filled with small pot holes and the manholes are also sinking, what did they do to this part? Nothing!, Wrote to the Council and asked why they didn't do the whole lot, still waiting for a reply
Sorry to say but when it comes to the roads and pavements in Wirral the Council hasn't got a clue.
I was going to change my user name as the last time i made a comment someone called me Thick as Pig S*** and i was thinking of using that name, What do you thing?


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