Tour de France organisers impressed by Essex road quality, highways manager says

Braintree and Witham Times: Representatives from Essex County Council, Essex Highways and Active Essex at a Tour de France briefing this week Representatives from Essex County Council, Essex Highways and Active Essex at a Tour de France briefing this week

Tour de France organisers were impressed with the state of Essex’s roads when they drove along the route, a highways chief claims.

Essex will host the third stage of this year’s race on July 7, as more than 200 riders speed through the county.

Braintree district, which forms part of the Cambridge to London stage, has more than 1,750 cracks on its roads at present.

But road bosses admit the organisers’ tour of our roads took place before recent wet weather, which has caused additional cracks to form.

Essex Highways operations manager Andy Champ said: “When we invited ASO [event organisers] to drive the route, they commented how picturesque Essex was and they commented on the quality of the roads.”

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2:01pm Thu 13 Mar 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Oh Dear!

I do believe the Pothole Protagonists are going to have something to say about this!
Oh Dear! I do believe the Pothole Protagonists are going to have something to say about this! OMPITA [Intl]
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6:57pm Thu 13 Mar 14

pierre-pierre says...

the Wifes uncle lives in Barryfields Shalford, according to the notice for closure, he wont be able to get out of his road from 8.00 to 16:00

and nor will a lot of others on that route
the Wifes uncle lives in Barryfields Shalford, according to the notice for closure, he wont be able to get out of his road from 8.00 to 16:00 and nor will a lot of others on that route pierre-pierre
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8:56am Fri 14 Mar 14

Bhudeeka says...

obviously live in fantasy land or travelling on roads different to rest of us propaganda by Essex council
obviously live in fantasy land or travelling on roads different to rest of us propaganda by Essex council Bhudeeka
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