High Street roadworks need repairing already
A CYCLIST has pointed out that roadworks in High Street that are only a few weeks old are already damaged.
John Sime, of Hammond Way, Harborough said that many parts of the granite-style edging that was laid during the roadworks which saw High Street closed off for weeks is already breaking up.
Leicestershire County Council has said that due to the damage they will be undertaking localised epoxy patching repairs to the areas to put it right.
Mr Sime said: “The latest re-surfacing work is just two weeks old and already there are signs that the work was less than effectively carried out.
“I regularly cycle along the High Street and have noticed that many parts of the granite-style edging is breaking up and that the paviour cycling lane is, in many places, sinking and already undulating.”
Mr Sime asked the Mail to photograph these cracks to illustrate the damage and what he called the appalling waste of council tax money.
He added: “I’ve heard the High Street will need yet another road closure next year for yet more work. No doubt, we’ll have to pay for more “remedial work” as the High Street will, by then, be in a complete mess.”
The area of damage is particularly noticeable on the stretch of road outside Zizzi’s restaurant in High Street.
A county council spokesman said: “During the construction of the works we noted that some minor damage had occurred to the edges of some kerb stones.
“This is largely cosmetic and confined to a few inches of the kerbs.
“To remove the kerbs would reduce the long term performance of the scheme and we will therefore be undertaking localised epoxy patching to these areas.
“The scheme has been very successful in replacing the old damaged and uneven surface with a durable, high quality finish that will last for many years with minimal maintenance.”
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