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John Westlake  says:

Seen any horrible potholes?

It's that time of year again when the roads warm up after a hard winter and promptly disintegrate. The latest survey of local authorities reveals that despite emergency government funding of £200m, two thirds of authorities can not afford to mend the current crop of potholes. Perhaps even more worryingly, the survey by the Asphalt Industry Alliance uncovers the fact that 20%...

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Sep 07

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James600zx says:

Utility repairs and juggernauts.

Most of the pothole damage is initiated by the shoddy work of the utilities companies. They'll dig a meandering trench, fill it with mismatched aggregate and fail to seal the join. Water gets down to the lower layers and freeze-thaw opens the top layer even more. They should be made to do a proper reconstruction job across the full width of the road so it's sealed properly, and the council should inspect it.

Gigantic lorries also do a lot of damage. Look at any roundabout near a supermarket warehouse or similar. The non-steering wheels tear at the road, rippling it and ultimately lifting the surface.

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Dec 11

Posts: 2

rick0705 says:


The government keep spewing out rubbish under the guise of legislation to save bikers lives when the dont give a damn about the state of the roads.  there is a dual carridge way near |luton airport that has a crack about 1/4 of a mile long which has been half heartedly over banded, drop a front wheel in to that in the wet and its like a tram track. as for the pot holes bad enough when its dry however some  are invisable when it rains and can be deep enough to have you off before you know it.


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