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Council's Buckhurst Hill pothole repair fails
Highway authorities have vowed to take action to prevent another failed repair to one of the district's biggest potholes.
Recent work in Brook Road, Buckhurst Hill, saw one a pothole big enough to fit a highway hero such as myself finally filled, but less than two weeks later it’s back!
The work in Brook Road was completed on December 4, but the hole re-appeared on December 16, albeit marginally smaller than its previous size.
When questioned, Essex Highways revealed it does not check the quality of a road rut repair other than by looking at a photograph.
When asked how long a repair should last, an Essex County Council spokesman said: “A repair to a carriageway defect will last a significant period of time."
In this case “significant” was 12 days.
The statement continued: “There are factors that will determine this time-period such as road usage, whether the repair is at a junction or turning point, the condition of the surrounding carriageway, the original construction of the carriageway and whether the area is susceptible to flooding."
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