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Letter: Should This New Road Surface Be Acceptable?

Published on: 12 Jul, 2023
Updated on: 12 Jul, 2023

The road surface on Old Portsmouth Road, Artington

From: Nic Allen

Many of us have been delayed over the last few months by the road works creating an entrance to the new Southern Counties Housing scheme on the Old Portsmouth Road (A3100) in Artington, just south of St Catherine’s Village.

I understand the need for this work but now one side of the new road is open (being used for north and south flows while work on the other side is completed) it seems that it has an incredibly bumpy and poor surface.

Should this “new” road be accepted in this condition? We are endlessly battling with potholes and poor road surfaces in Guildford, shouldn’t new sections of road be properly finished?

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Responses to Letter: Should This New Road Surface Be Acceptable?

  1. Bob Cowell Reply

    July 13, 2023 at 6:23 am

    Too much of road resurfacing is below par and nothing seems to be done about it. This includes so called “repairs” of potholes that open up after a week or so.

  2. John Harrison Reply

    July 15, 2023 at 8:06 pm

    I have been meaning to write to my local councillor asking them to confirm that this is a temporary surface only, given that works and the contraflow system are still ongoing. Certainly it is not anything like the finish that should be acceptable in the long-term.

    I am assuming that it is intended to put a unified top coat of tarmac covering the full width of the road for the length of the works once whatever excavation is taking place on the other side is complete. But given that the issue is now in the Dragon I would be grateful for public confirmation from somebody responsible, either for undertaking, or approving these works.

    If the finish to the houses being built there is anything like this bit of road they will never sell any of them.

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