mjr wrote:MikeF wrote:The biggest damage to roads is caused by utilities diggings. The reinstatement is usually extremely poor leaving the councils to receive the blame for the damage and carry out repair. Utilities should reinstate by complete resurfacing not shoddy trench filling that is the norm.
It's right that councils receive the blame for the damage because they (their Street Works Officers) are responsible for making the utilities reinstate the surface properly. If the council officer accepts crap, then that's their responsibility.
thats theory, in practice councils can check only 1/3rd of the works and claim full compliance, and again its back then to its down to the public to complain and highlight the problems,
the annoying thing with this current bout of snow/ice is it will be the excuse trotted out when spring finally gets here and whats left of the roads will be patently clear and the fact the roads were already totally messed up will be conveniantly forgotten, it will be the beast of the east what did it.