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How many signatures does it take to fix a road properly?

by awitherick on 1 March, 2012

Local Liberal Democrat Councillor Allan Witherick has reacted with dismay at the Herts Highways response to a petition of over 100 local residents about the state of a road in the District.

‘I’m very disappointed that, after residents made the effort to bring the petition to the Conservative-run Council, the County’s response has been to survey the road, find just 4 potholes to fill in, and deem the rest of it acceptable.  That’s more than 25 signatures per pothole.  How many would we need to get the road repaired properly?

Many will have seen the state Flint Way deteriorated to before the county dealt with it.’

Lib Dem Rob Prowse, Chairman of the St Albans City & District Highways Joint Member Panel, which received the petition at its meeting on February 1st, said: ‘Anyone who knows Alexander Road knows that the surface is in an appalling state. Herts Highways have obviously decided that they will allow this road to crumble away because it is too expensive to repair. This is another example of the severe limitations of Highways Asset Planning, and it’s time the Conservative administration remembered it is real people that it affects. It’s time for it to be stopped now.’

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