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Author Topic: Royal Borough’s road maintenance on the right track  (Read 2730 times)
RBWM Press Release
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« on: December 01, 2014, 03:31:32 PM »

Roads in the Royal Borough are in a better condition than they were seven years ago thanks to a proactive approach to repairs and maintenance.

The council has reduced the percentage of principal roads in need of maintenance work from 17% in 2007/08 to 6% in 2014/15.

At the same time, the percentage of non-principal roads in the same condition has reduced from 19% to 6% – better than averages for the south east and England as a whole published by the Department for Transport.

This improvement has been achieved through a combination of increased investment over recent years and a proactive approach of resurfacing roads before they become a significant problem.

With this improvement and the borough’s record £3.6m investment in roads this year the council wants to be absolutely sure that every penny is targeted to best effect.

Councillors have agreed to additional surveys this winter looking at all the unclassified minor local roads. Also agreed from 2015 onward, all annual road surveys will be increased so that 100% of all roads are surveyed each year. This is double the current requirement for principal and non-principal roads.

The surveys will give the borough the best possible information so it can repair roads that start to show deterioration.

Cllr Geoff Hill, cabinet member for transport and highways, said: “Investing in our road network and making sure repairs are made before there is a significant problem helps us to avoid large costly repairs which take longer to complete and cause greater inconvenience to our residents.”

“We will keep pushing forward to ensure our roads are among the best maintained in the country and improve the quality of journeys for all those who live, work or visit the Royal Borough.”
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2014, 03:32:27 PM »

They're funny.  My father always says he can tell when he gets back to the Maidenhead area simply by the poor state of the roads . . .
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2014, 05:07:19 PM »

RBWM enjoying their seasonal self-delusional period.

Roads in the Royal Borough are in better condition .....

Just who the hell are they kidding?
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2014, 09:36:34 AM »

Indeed, I was thinking what a good state they are in when a pothole burst my tyre the other day.
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2014, 10:42:18 AM »

I am not sure but you may be able to make a claim against the council for the repair. Worthwhile checking it out?
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