Pothole-ridden Essex road to be fixed
A BUSY but pothole-ridden Saffron Walden road is to be resurfaced later this month.
Audley End Road has been hit hard by the severest winter in many decades and has plagued motorists and cyclists alike for several months.
However, work is expected to start on revamping it on February 28. The road will be closed during the length of the works, which should last no more than two days.
Uttlesford District councillor Alastair Walters, who has been actively campaigning to get the road fixed, admits the potholes are the worst he has ever seen.
However, he added: “Essex County Council Highways has advised me that permanent repairs have already been programmed to be carried out.
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“The road will have to be closed until repairs have been completed, which will be done as quickly as possible.”
Meanwhile, Cllr Walters has advised drivers and cyclists to take great care when using the road until the repairs have been completed.
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“We are lucky in Saffron Walden that several of our roads in and around the town centre have been resurfaced over the past two years, so the number of reported potholes after such severe and prolonged winter weather are fewer than could have been the case,” he said.
Many of the potholes have been repaired but if any reader knows of a severe pothole that has not yet been treated, please report it by calling 0845 603 7631 or e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org