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On the inside edge of the bend

Reported via desktop in the Carriageway category anonymously at 16:40, Saturday 26 March 2022

Sent to Cheshire East Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 3417949.

This is a follow on to the previously reported issue at this location (Reference 3402177) and is in a very similar vein to the issues highlighted in Council Ref 3292845, 3306730 & 3347773. The status of this problem was changed to "In Progress" on 21st March 2022. A subsection of the affected area has now been delineated with paint for repair. Would someone please advise precisely what is intended. As can be seen from the attached photographs, a significant section of the carriageway outside of the delineated area is cracked. Further inspection of the photographs shows a recent attempted repair on part of the problem and indeed another attempt that was made quite some time ago. All of these attempts have failed. So if these intended repair is to simply do the same again (i.e. patch a subset of the affected area) then it too will fail, just as previous attempts at repair have - which it clearly a waste of your time, my time and CEC money. As you will no doubt be aware, Swanley Lane has been removed from CEC's gritting routes. Whether the increase in ice formation during frosty weather has accelerated the degradation of the road surface is difficult to prove - however it is a reasonable hypothesis to consider.

I note too that an adjacent section of the carriageway (approximately 5m north) on the same dangerous bend is also falling apart but appears to not to have been marked for repair. Does every single hole need to be reported before they are addressed or can we trust CEC and its subcontractors to take sensible, cost effective decisions while the equipment, materials and personnel are in the area?

Ultimately the outcome of what appears to be proposed is highly likely to lead to the same outcome as has been reported via Council Ref 3347773.

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    Posted by Cheshire East Council at 16:40, Saturday 26 March 2022

  • We have assessed your report and have arranged to carry out work as soon as possible.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Cheshire East Council at 14:55, Wednesday 13 April 2022

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