Repairs to potholes on a Hedge End roundabout has driven residents round the bend when work was abandoned leaving the road surface in a worse state.
The roundabout, at the intersection of Salwey Road and Duke Road with Kings Copse Avenue had the tarmac surface removed on the May 5 in preparation for resurfacing, however the road repair crew packed up and did not return to finish the job leaving a rough and uneven surface with several large potholes.
“We’ve no idea what happened” complained one resident “We thought they were going to resurface it like they did to the roundabout at Sherwood Avenue but they have left it in a dangerous state – especially for cyclists – it has been like it for almost two weeks”.
Richard Bastow for Hampshire Highways explained that when the roundabout was examined prior to laying down the new surface it was discovered that the planing machinery had not removed the old surface to a sufficient depth which meant it would have to be recut.
“Unfortunately, the planing machine works to a schedule and will not be able return until this week when the roundabout should be finished.”
Local Counillor Rupert Kyrle added that the old surface had been quite bad with several potholes which used to collect water.
“Hopefully we will be left with a nice surface that’s going to last us a few years”
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