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25 minutes ago, Resident said:

The roads should be built to those standards. 

well, quite.

 

they're not, but could/should be.

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41 minutes ago, Resident said:

The roads should be built to those standards. 

New roads are, they are built in accordance with government standards and design guidance.

 

However, many of our roads are old and were built to the standards of the day.

 

The root cause of maintenance problems with roads is that the government don't provide local highway authorities with enough money to maintain roads to the standard that most people would like. It's a national problem and has been for decades. The industry reckons that in England and Wales it would take £11bn to fix the maintenance backlog, according to this report

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4 hours ago, Resident said:

The 'cars have got heavier' argument doesn't hold much weight (excuse the pun). 

 

Most of the damaged roads are frequently used by buses, vans and HGVs. 

 

The roads should be built to those standards. 

With lorries and buses, the unsprung weight (ie weight of components that are not supported by the suspension) such as the wheels is very high.

 

On our motorways you can see on the inside lane where 44 ton trucks have caused two parallel shaped imprints, except where the road is concrete.

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Just to make things worse cadent have now dug up the path outside every single house on our road to lay new pipes.

Ok they have filled the holes but still looks a mess and not putting money on how long it will be before they start re appearing, Thought they were sopped to do this before the resurfacing? 

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Yes they're all over, gas pipes, water pipes, electicity, telecoms. Not long after Chaucer Road was re-surfaced, the utilities cut two channels from kerb to kerb, one of them (outside the new pub) I have to slow down before passing over it due to the shock through the wheels. I've seen similar though where you can barely tell it's there when driving over.

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