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Quiet Rant - pot holes
« on: June 02, 2014, 05:59:01 PM »
Last year at some point I reported a problem via email with holes on our street where the road surface has worn away.
Someone rang and asked for clarification of where the problem was.
it wasn't difficult to spot, multiple holes down the centre of the road at the top near the post box.
I duly had an email advising me it had been done -
Not so!!
This year it is worse and again i reported the problem along with another pot hole lower down the street.

I've had no response as yet!

Next door neighbour has been complaining about it to hubby today and a councilor has reported it as well.

It's impossible to miss them as they are slap in the middle of the road ( white line area ) and as there are cars parked either side we don't get the option to avoid them.

Reason for this rant today - i have had an email from Derbyshire bragging about how much money they are spending on roads and I know for a fact they now have two very expensive pot holing machines.

Wish they would get their fingers out and do our road - it's not doing my tyres any good  >:(
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Re: Quiet Rant - pot holes
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2014, 08:40:28 PM »
It's on the list for jet patching in the near future

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Re: Quiet Rant - pot holes
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2014, 08:49:45 PM »
Do they drop the tarmac from a great height at speed and hope it sticks in sittu ?

Or will they put traffic lights up for the day, and whack a bit of tarmac in with a heavy stick ?

Humour  8)
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Re: Quiet Rant - pot holes
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2014, 09:32:34 PM »
Do they drop the tarmac from a great height at speed and hope it sticks in sittu ?

Or will they put traffic lights up for the day, and whack a bit of tarmac in with a heavy stick ?

Humour  8)

Showing your age now Fly old chap  ;)  ;D
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Re: Quiet Rant - pot holes
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2014, 09:45:45 PM »
Was trying to make light of the situation OC  ;)
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Re: Quiet Rant - pot holes
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2014, 10:03:28 PM »
Was trying to make light of the situation OC  ;)

Yes I know you were - and I was pulling your leg Mr Fly By Night  :))
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Re: Quiet Rant - pot holes
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2014, 10:22:51 PM »
Happy times  ;)
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Re: Quiet Rant - pot holes
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2014, 08:36:14 AM »
It's on the list for jet patching in the near future


Is our street below included then Slacker?


June roads improvement round-up
2 June 2014

Road repairs and other improvements costing £516,000 is being invested across the county in June.

The money is part of a £35 million package Derbyshire County Council will spend on improving the roads in 2014/15.

Councillor Dean Collins, Deputy Cabinet Member for Jobs, Economy and Transport said: "Improving roads and pavements in the county is one of our priorities and work that is being carried out this month will help us to achieve this.

"We are always checking which roads need improving to ensure Derbyshire has an efficient transport network which is important to the local economy."

During June work to improve Derbyshire's roads will include:

Bolsover £35,000

        Woodfield Road, Pinxton - pavement resurfacing - £35,000
Chesterfield £50,000

         Chesterfield town centre - resetting cobbles - £50,000
Derbyshire Dales £201,000

A52 Ashbourne Road, Brailsford - road resurfacing - £75,000
A632 Chesterfield Road, Matlock - road resurfacing - £126,000
Erewash £180,000

Waverley Street / Cross Street, Long Eaton - road resurfacing - £55,000
Tamworth Road, Long Eaton - road resurfacing - £80,000
Main Street, Long Eaton - road resurfacing - £45,000


North East Derbyshire £50,000


Crow Croft Road, Pilsley - road resurfacing - £30,000
Stone Road, Dronfield - road resurfacing - £20,000
For more details, including where current and future roadworks and road closures are taking place visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/roadworks and check out the interactive map.
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Re: Quiet Rant - pot holes
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2014, 12:32:10 PM »
I will answer my last question myself.
Yes it's been done thank goodness.
However as it was a patching it won't solve the whole problem as looking at the area it could do with a proper resurfacing.
Happy enough though that it's made it a little better for driving on. :)
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Re: Quiet Rant - pot holes
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2014, 01:27:01 PM »
Compared to some of Sheffields roads, Derbyshires are smooth.

The route I take to work is quite good, until I get to the edge of Sheffield and then it goes to pot (hole), sorry.  Considering the roads I use are bus routes, the state of the roads is horrendous.  I hope when they do it they remove those stupid speed humps.

Best one though is here, well placed that you can actually drive around it: https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=East+Bank+Road,+Sheffield&hl=en&ll=53.358428,-1.437922&spn=0.000026,0.022724&sll=51.528642,-0.101599&sspn=0.567297,1.454315&oq=east+bank&hnear=E+Bank+Rd,+Sheffield,+United+Kingdom&t=m&z=16&layer=c&cbll=53.358452,-1.437744&panoid=gIy-sqhGb8RWk1terYLN4w&cbp=12,284.84,,0,24.19
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