Resident urges council to resurface Brookmans Park road

PUBLISHED: 12:11 27 February 2018 | UPDATED: 17:02 27 February 2018

The A1000 (Great North Road) near the junction with Kentish Lane. Picture: Paul Donatantonio.

The A1000 (Great North Road) near the junction with Kentish Lane. Picture: Paul Donatantonio.

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A Potters Bar resident has attacked the county council over the state of a main road in Brookmans Park.

The A1000 (Great North Road) near the junction with Kentish Lane. Picture: Paul Donatantonio. The A1000 (Great North Road) near the junction with Kentish Lane. Picture: Paul Donatantonio.

Paul Donatantonio, 57, demanded that the local authority resurface the A1000 (Great North Road) near the junction with Kentish Lane.

It comes after he claimed last week that the reporting system of Ringway – the county council’s roads contractor – meant only individually reported potholes got fixed while unreported ones nearby were left.

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Paul said: “According to the council’s website, there are two reports of potholes; one on January 29 and the other on February 8.

“Both reports are shown as ‘under review by local engineers’. In reality, I counted 43 potholes.

“Let’s hope that common sense prevails, with a speedy decision to resurface the road.”

He added: “Please, no selective pothole filling, nor wasteful ‘surface dressing’ – the process of levelling and spraying, which deteriorates rapidly under heavy use.”

A county council spokeswoman confirmed resurfacing will take place between March 19 and March 30.

“In the meantime we are continuing to make those potholes that meet intervention levels safe,” she added.

A spokeswoman previously said that there were 50 per cent more potholes this winter due to prolonged cold and wet weather.

It was also confirmed that an additional £29million would be spent on improving the roads over the next four years.

Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps said he had been pushing Herts Highways to resurface the stretch for some time, and was “delighted” action is now being taken.

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