The highway to wastage

PUBLISHED: 18:36 07 May 2008 | UPDATED: 22:06 26 October 2009

Sir – More money wasted! I see from page seven of Herts County Council magazine Hertfordshire Horizons (Summer) that this year we ve put a additional £10m into highway maintenance, taking the total spend to over £65m. How much has gone on the Cotton Road

Sir - More money wasted! I see from page seven of Herts County Council magazine Hertfordshire Horizons (Summer) that this year we've put a additional £10m into highway maintenance, taking the total spend to over £65m.

How much has gone on the Cotton Road junctions with the A1000 Hatfield Road/B156 The Causeway?

I wrote an open letter to the council which was published in the WHT October 3, 2007. At that stage a green section for cycling had been laid, possibly on September 8. On September 15 all of Cotton Road was resurfaced.

In a letter dated October 18 I was told this had been a mistake and the green surface would be replaced. By October 22 it was.

On April 17 - within seven months - this was covered again for the fourth time. So the surface is black again. How can this needless expense be justified?

Also why were five council workers there? As I walked by one man was repainting white lines while four were watching.

How can the council officials justify this waste of our money?

Diane Platford, a very concerned resident of Potters Bar


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