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Repairs to Weston Road potholes; but will they last?

August 25, 2020 8:00 PM

Councillor says short term fix isn't enough as "dreadful and dangerous" Lichfield road is due to be resurfaced

Paul Ray & Potholes in Weston RoadPaul Ray says he is pleased to hear that a "dreadful and dangerous" road in Lichfield is being repaired - but has insisted a short term fix isn't enough.

Weston Road is due to be resurfaced next month after becoming pitted with potholes.

Cllr Paul Ray, Lib Dem representative for Chadsmead ward, welcomed the news - but said he hoped it would be more than a quick fix.

"I have been pressuring Staffordshire Highways about the state of Weston Road.

"It is a very busy road in Lichfield, but is in a dreadful and dangerous state.

"I am pleased that they have agreed to resurface this road in September but I am concerned that the work will just be a short-term fix.

"The road is to be surface dressed, which Highways say involves treating roads in 'relatively good condition'.

"But anyone who uses or lives near this road knows that it is just not in a 'relatively good condition' - it is extremely worn and dangerous. "

"Highways have acknowledged to me that the decision to surface dress rather than doing a full resurface is due to budget cuts over the years.

"I am pleased that they have agreed to repair this busy road, but it's just nonsense to do a short term fix on a road like this which is in such a poor and dangerous state of repair.

"We all know that it will cost more money in the long term."