Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A4025 resurfacing

This has kind of been a balls-up from the start. The newspaper declaration said there was an "anticipation" that it would be closed for "5 days within a 5 week period commencing 1 July 2012", but the signs stated it would be closed overnight between the 9th and the 15th; which then changed to between the 10th and the 13th.

Lo and behold work was done last night. Well I say work. Given that they were supposedly shutting down the whole road I would be expecting them to work on the whole road; or perhaps just one lane of it. So far they've resurfaced half of one lane... in segments.

Now sure they need to have it reopened by the morning and in a fit state to drive on, but it's obviously not as if they were running out of time - they've resurfaced around six sections of half a lane with non-resurfaced gaps between so there's no obvious time constraint for, say, resurfacing the entire width of the road in one segment before moving to the next.

Given the period they're working in, the length they're supposedly dealing with and the amount they've done already this looks like another square patch job albeit on a slightly larger scale. Certainly explains the yellow painted boundary corners painted on the road - that's all they're doing.

Can you say false economy?