Shock at ‘poor’ road resurfacing

12:35 01 May 2014

Resurfacing work in Clark Road Royston

Resurfacing work in Clark Road Royston


A road resurfaced by council contractors has been left in a “surprisingly poor condition” according to a resident.

Marc Sims, of Queens Road, Royston, contacted the Crow after work was carried out on Clark Road earlier this month.

Though the road has been resurfaced, the top surface remains covered in loose tarmac, and double yellow lines have yet to be repainted.

The road has been left in this state for six days, with no indication if or when further work will be carried out.

He said: “As a resident of Queens Road who has to use the parking spaces in this road, and has been mucked about with changes to the commencement dates of works, I was amazed at the surprisingly poor condition of its resurface.

“It honestly looks like someone has done it using one of those planes used to combat forest fires.

“As a local builder, I’m pretty shocked to see public works done like that, if we had done works to that standard privately we would not be paid.”

Mr Sims added that the start of the road works had been delayed on three occasions at short notice.

The work has been carried out on behalf of Hertfordshire County Council.

A spokesman for the county council said: “The work which has been carried out so far is preparatory.

“Our contractors will be returning to resurface the road in the near future.”

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