Braintree's "worst" road will NOT be repaired as a matter or urgency

Braintree and Witham Times: Braintree's "worst" road will NOT be repaired as a matter or urgency Braintree's "worst" road will NOT be repaired as a matter or urgency

It may have been branded the worst road in Braintree, but the county council has no intention of making any “urgent” repairs.

Mum-of-four Janice Stanford-Eyre said Mountbatten Road is in such a poor state that drivers have to zig-zag along it to avoid all the cracks and craters, not to mention residents’ concern over its “sinking” centre.

The airport passenger service agent, 52, described the estate road as “absolutely awful” and a “hazard”.

An Essex Highways spokesman said: “Mountbatten Road was last inspected in February 2014 and a number of carriageway defects were recorded.

 

“Currently these road defects do not meet the criteria for urgent repair."

 

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1:20pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Jack222 says...

Fair enough. It's not just the question of the degree of damage to a road, it's the amount of cars which use the road and the speed they drive on.

In this age of austerity we need to spend less wastefully than we used to do.
Fair enough. It's not just the question of the degree of damage to a road, it's the amount of cars which use the road and the speed they drive on. In this age of austerity we need to spend less wastefully than we used to do. Jack222
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8:36pm Wed 26 Mar 14

effie_x says...

Worst road in Braintree? Try Queens Road, it's awful and you can't drive over it any more than 20mph. These certain roads don't seem to get repaired because of the area. Bocking end (where the council is situated) was one of the first to be repaired...

I just think here in the UK we don't use the correct road surfacing it's melts in the sun and falls apart in the rain and snow. The average cost of repairing a pot hole is stupid money when winter comes again it just needs redoing. I think it's worth spending more on quality. Also the fact either last year or the year before they spends millions on redoing High Garrett and Braintree Road, when they didn't need doing. But they said it's automatically done after however many years, waste of money. Save it for when it needs doing.
Worst road in Braintree? Try Queens Road, it's awful and you can't drive over it any more than 20mph. These certain roads don't seem to get repaired because of the area. Bocking end (where the council is situated) was one of the first to be repaired... I just think here in the UK we don't use the correct road surfacing it's melts in the sun and falls apart in the rain and snow. The average cost of repairing a pot hole is stupid money when winter comes again it just needs redoing. I think it's worth spending more on quality. Also the fact either last year or the year before they spends millions on redoing High Garrett and Braintree Road, when they didn't need doing. But they said it's automatically done after however many years, waste of money. Save it for when it needs doing. effie_x
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