Money wasted on 'improving' Northville Road
JUST what have South Gloucestershire council road services done to Northville Road in Filton?
They seem to have decided to cover the pavements in the thinnest layer of Tarmac, straight on top of the existing pavement surface.
As a result and probably due to the awful wet weather recently, there are car tracks on the Tarmac where people have driven up on to the pavement. This is because of the poor parking provision in the road and the fact that the Tarmac was smeared on like butter.
All the mud and dirt scraped from our pavement before the work has been swept into the road and not cleared away. It should have been cleaned up.
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You can see footprints in the tarmac and it is breaking up in areas already despite only having been laid in the last few days. What will it be like in a few weeks?
It seems ridiculous when there are lots of streets in Filton where the actual road surfaces are breaking up badly and are covered in potholes.
Northville Road itself still has several potholes, seemingly ignored by the road work staff in recent weeks, yet the tarting-up exercise seems to go at a pace. The speed bumps in quick succession are the bane of the suspension of cars with speedbumps replaced by Tarmac bumps! Crazy.
No doubt we will read about the great improvements to Northville Road, as a result of a councillors' efforts, but I'm afraid it completely misses the mark and as usual, is a poor job papering over the cracks.
Why has Northville road been chosen to have this cheap makeover?
I wouldn't wish this approach on anyone else's pavement, as it should have been done by removing the old pavement surface and replacing it properly.
I don't even think it needed doing, and is money wasted.
The planning and transport strategy in Filton continues to get worse and we pay our road tax for, it seems, no return.