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Disappearing features

On 17 Jun 2010 at 9:59am Taff wrote:
So Prince Edwards Road has finally been resurfaced. Well overdue. But did they really have to cover the stone edging in the gutters with tarmac?
Spoilt a nice feature.
On 17 Jun 2010 at 2:38pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
I've seen this done before (not in Lewes) and complained along with others to the local council and their contractors. We were ultimately successful in getting it rectified but it took an awful lot of sustained hassling. Unfortunately contractors are loath to go against what is on the job order even if it's common sense. Whovever wrote the spec for the contractor either didn't think about the stone edging or didn't think about retaining it.
It will only get worse with LA staff cuts making for less attention to details.
Isn't there a Lewes society who try and make sure this sort of thing doesn't happen - maybe you can contact them for advice.
On 17 Jun 2010 at 2:46pm Down and Out wrote:
But what would you do? You either have to skim the existing road surface, which would double the cost, or you end up with a massive dip at the gutter which would be a hazard to cyclists (and to motorists, parking). Or you could raise the stonework, which would also cost a fortune.
On 17 Jun 2010 at 4:20pm StevieD wrote:
Gives them something to paint the yellow lines on!
On 17 Jun 2010 at 5:27pm WHINGER wrote:
Bloody hell, there must me a shortage of things to whine about. They're curb stones, get over it and move on.
On 17 Jun 2010 at 11:13pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
Yes D and O - skim the defective road surface then relay. I've never seen it done any other way, anyway. If they just added road surface onto road surface we'd have road heights above pavement heights, surely ?
On 18 Jun 2010 at 9:46am Pedant wrote:
It is spelled kerb stones whinger, but that is not what they are talking about here. The edge of the road (in the gutter next to the kerb stones, where the drains are) also used to be made of stone slabs. In my opinion it would have been better long term to have skimmed the road surface before re-laying. I know this would be more expensive, but just putting a new surface down over a pot-holed and damaged road just makes the damage look temporarily nicer, it doesnt repair it. You can still see where the potholes and rough patches were, and I guess it won't be long before they have opened up again.

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