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Adam Cooper  says:

'Repaired' road in Ipswich

My mate saw this today in Ipswich. It looks like whoever repaired it previously didn't do a very good job!

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  • Posted 3 years ago (25 July 2012 11:06)

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Jan 11

Posts: 8645

snev says:

That's impact damage from landing, having taken off on the speed hump.

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Mar 08

Posts: 132

tman39a says:


thats a normal sight these are cutting corners with baselayer materials and the workforce skill levels and equipment. Locally to me the average road repair lasts 6-12 months before breaking up or subsiding. At least that one has cones at it..all I ever seem to see is motorists with damaged wheels.

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Dec 03

Posts: 317

hairyMuppet says:


Assuming this was an outside contractor (or a council department acting as if the requesting depart was a "customer"), perhaps the Service Level Agreement only states how quickly the repair should be made; not anything about the actual quality of said repair.

I've seen pacthes applied where it is obvious (due to heave elsewhere and cracking) that it's the entire section of surface that needs redone and the patch is simply going to fail (or the bit just to the left of the pacth will fail, get the idea).

So the contractors can meet the SLA, get their money and the council is slowly bled dry by a thousand cuts.  Large repairs cost more in the short term (bigger job, bigger cost) but less in the long term as the contractor does not need to go back in six months and to them again.  And again.  And again...

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Mar 04

Posts: 55

ivanhoe says:

Big Fat Gypsy Road Repairs.


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Sep 09

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Rogerborg says:

Sure, and we'll just pour some more gravel in

We're just doing a driveway round the corner first...

Even if they do paper over it again, it'll just come apart next Winter.  Our rates in action, year after year.

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Jun 09

Posts: 110

nigel966 says:

Much as i hate to agree..

Although I normally associate any drivel that Borg produces with what my dog leaves in my garden I have to agree with his comment on this subject. The general public are sick of paying out to lazy public services that are quite clearly not fit for purpose. This is yet another example of incompetence in a grand scale and we just have to accept it. Its about time these idiots were taken to task and we tax payers saw some return for our taxes.

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