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A414 Road resurfacing

Posted: Tue 02 Sep, 2014 10:15 am
by Frenchie
Just a moan really... but the amount of cheap, badly layed top dressing of some of our major road arteries is dissapointing.

They seem to leave far to much gravel that hasnt been rollered in properly so i question how long the resurfacing will last..

Also this cheap fix resurfacing creates very noisey roads.. :x

Re: A414 Road resurfacing

Posted: Tue 02 Sep, 2014 11:08 am
by Robbo
Its also a real pain when you are trying to cycle on it and can be quite dangerous at times. :evil:

Re: A414 Road resurfacing

Posted: Tue 02 Sep, 2014 12:40 pm
by newcomer
I was going to whinge about this as well (which I encountered when trying to avoid the Ware Road works!).

I assummed they were going to come back and finish the job? If not, surely they could take the excess gravel with them instead of leaving it to slow everyone down, increase danger and damage cars with flying gravel!

Re: A414 Road resurfacing

Posted: Tue 02 Sep, 2014 12:49 pm
by codek2
actually they deliberately leave too much on, part of the process is the cars driving over it.

They'll clear it in a week or so.

However just look in hertingfordbury to how awful the road becomes a year later, all patchy, and deteoriating. doesnt work at all

I travelled through bucks the other day and they had some amazingly smooth new roads, using proper black tarmac, not this gravel rubbish. how the other side lives...

Re: A414 Road resurfacing

Posted: Fri 12 Sep, 2014 2:08 pm
by thefair1973
the did this to a road in Goffs Oak last year but when the temperature was in the high 20's. So, all that happened was the cars ripped up the road surface so it was worse than before they tried to fix it on the cheap. They came back and did it the following year but avoided the hot sun this time. I wouldn't fancy riding a motor bike on any of these freshly botched roads