Road repairs

The islands roads are rapidly comimg apart at the seams. All to often a small pothole is ignored untill it becomes a hazard to the public. A timly repair to a small hole v a team of workres for a full dig up?

Have a team to repair minor works, not a squad to undertake major repairs.

Why the contribution is important

Major savings could be made if small repairs are not allowed to become craters.

by hangohill on April 09, 2017 at 12:19PM

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  • Posted by ninjadispenser April 09, 2017 at 12:43

    We seem to do nothing for months, then do ALL the roads at once! The major work on Bucks road coincides with work on Peel road and the Promenade.These being the three main roads into town it seems one has to go via the back road to the quay to get in.What kind of management is that?
    Agree that small working parties for potholes a good idea and I heard of a 'pothole hotline' in England I think where one could ring up and leave a message about a pothole so the team could go out and fix it.
  • Posted by dpfellows April 09, 2017 at 13:31

    A few years ago in Co.Cavan in Ireland a public minded citizen got so fed up with inaction on potholes that he went around with a fluorescent spray can ringing around them. The authority got do embarrassed that they were chided into action.

    What incidentally happened to any report from the specialised vehicle hired by the DOI to survey the quality of our roads. There was a 'fanfare' press release then silence on the outcomes - sadly not untypical.
  • Posted by commonsense April 10, 2017 at 07:12

    why not simply use the "report a problem" website and report any issues

    that is what the website is for, you obviously have access to the internet.

    I find that when I report an issue it is dealt with in a very quick manner. I think from my own personal experience the quickest was around 15 minutes to sort a problem.

  • Posted by charlie April 16, 2017 at 22:40

    Locate all the potholes in the vicinity of any road works and when there is any Tarmac left over chuck it in the potholes instead of throwing the surplus on "mates" drives.
  • Posted by Woodyboyo April 18, 2017 at 14:48

    We should investigate the use of utility ducts for MUA/MT cables, water drains, gas pipes etc. with removable access at the edge of the road in order to avoid the regular and separate utility works which are not only disruptive but also altimately damaging to the road surface, and increasing risk of cracking/pot holes etc. I believe this has been tried in Cumbia and also the Netherlands. This may require a larger up front capital investment, but should in the longer term/whole life cost reduce down maintenance costs for both Highways and Utilities companies, thereby ultimately reducing down the cost to the cunsumer.
  • Posted by Buster May 04, 2017 at 13:37

    That small gangs of three prisoners are taken to fill pot holes
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