Safety upgrade on ‘slippy’ roundabout near Clitheroe

Safety upgrade on ‘slippy’ roundabout near Clitheroe

Safety upgrade on ‘slippy’ roundabout near Clitheroe

First published in News Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A ‘NOTORIOUS’ roundabout which has ‘serious safety issues’ is part of a £290,000 resurfacing project.

The ‘McDonald’s Roundabout’ near Clitheroe will be resurfaced in the summer by Lancashire County Council along with two other roundabouts on the A59 near Whalley.

The roundabout near Pendle View Fishery and the McDonald's restaurant, has fallen into disrepair and has not been resurfaced since it was built.

The work, which is also aimed at extending the life of the surface, will be carried out at night, with diversions being put in place.

Lancashire County Council has said that ‘surface dressing work’ along the A59 was scheduled to be completed during May, with work on the roundabouts due to finish in July.

Coun Stuart Hirst, leader of Ribble Valley Borough Council, who regularly drives from Wilpshire to Clitheroe, said: “It’s in great need of repair and I’m delighted that the county council have decided to take this project on.

“It’s a notorious roundabout and I believe that it has serious safety issues. With all the extra housing for the Ribble Valley that has been approved recently, the road is going to be even more important and it’s right that the surface is repaired now.

“It’s intensely used and because of the damage you actually skid towards the other lane when you are on it, so this work is long overdue.”

Duncan Reeve, highways manager for Lancashire County Council, said: “We'll be resurfacing the three roundabouts on the A59 between Clitheroe and Whalley this summer in a programme of work costing around £290,000.

“As part of the same scheme, we'll also be applying a surface dressing treatment to the section of the A59 between Pimlico Link Road and Sawley to waterproof and extend the life of the existing surface.

“The work to the roundabouts will only be carried out overnight to minimise disruption on this busy road, with diversions in place.”

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11:28am Wed 26 Mar 14

petestan says...

Quote "applying a surface dressing treatment" this more than likely means the will be doing the cheapest resurfacing possible, as in laying a load of tar then tip a lorry full of chippings into it spreading them out and rolling it in instead of doing a proper resurfacing by removing the present surface.
I hope I am wrong but I suspect not.
Quote "applying a surface dressing treatment" this more than likely means the will be doing the cheapest resurfacing possible, as in laying a load of tar then tip a lorry full of chippings into it spreading them out and rolling it in instead of doing a proper resurfacing by removing the present surface. I hope I am wrong but I suspect not. petestan
  • Score: 9

1:36pm Wed 26 Mar 14

shytalk says...

petestan wrote:
Quote "applying a surface dressing treatment" this more than likely means the will be doing the cheapest resurfacing possible, as in laying a load of tar then tip a lorry full of chippings into it spreading them out and rolling it in instead of doing a proper resurfacing by removing the present surface.
I hope I am wrong but I suspect not.
Think you are absolutely correct Peterstan. Problem is the council got rid of all the people who knew how to properly repair roads in favour of Bodgit and Scarper, thinking they could save money as directed by the Tory mafia.
False economy really as it is going to cost billions to get Britains roads to an acceptable standard, but that's Tory logic.
In Clitheroe i actually saw one pot hole repair that had just been done, picked up on the back wheel of a local transport companies waggon less than an hour later.
[quote][p][bold]petestan[/bold] wrote: Quote "applying a surface dressing treatment" this more than likely means the will be doing the cheapest resurfacing possible, as in laying a load of tar then tip a lorry full of chippings into it spreading them out and rolling it in instead of doing a proper resurfacing by removing the present surface. I hope I am wrong but I suspect not.[/p][/quote]Think you are absolutely correct Peterstan. Problem is the council got rid of all the people who knew how to properly repair roads in favour of Bodgit and Scarper, thinking they could save money as directed by the Tory mafia. False economy really as it is going to cost billions to get Britains roads to an acceptable standard, but that's Tory logic. In Clitheroe i actually saw one pot hole repair that had just been done, picked up on the back wheel of a local transport companies waggon less than an hour later. shytalk
  • Score: 2

10:40pm Wed 26 Mar 14

chammy says...

It should be done now, not in summer,This should be a priority
It should be done now, not in summer,This should be a priority chammy
  • Score: 2

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