Cornwall news Village 'up in arms' as new road surface 'worse than original' UK news
MetiNews.Com - The new surface is gravely and already disintegrating
Breaking News ! A village is “up in arms” after Cormac laid a new road surface that has been deemed considerably worse than one it replaced. St Dominick is a pretty village in east Cornwall with access to stunning areas of countryside and natural beauty. Residents were recently delighted when they heard that one of the main roads up through the village was to be replaced. However, the reality has been somewhat different, with the new surface a gravely pot-holed nightmare which is already disintegrating. Professional photographer Benjamin Lawley lives in the village. He said: “They ( Cornwall Council contractor Cormac) said they were going to resurface the road and dug up the entire road through the village and put down this new surface. “To be honest the first surface was worn but was okay, it certainly didn’t have potholes. Kids could skate down it and cyclists with road tyres could ride through no problem. You can stay up to date on the top news and events near you with CornwallLive’s FREE newsletters – enter your email address at the top of the page. “But this new surface is awful and Cormac has done more harm than good.
. It’s also really gravely. “The whole village is up in arms but we don’t know what we can do. Potholes are opening up and the surface isn’t going to cope with the volume of traffic. “The work was finished a couple of weeks ago. At first everyone thought the resurfacing would be fantastic but it hasn’t worked out at all and it’s definitely worse than what we had previously.”
The resurfacing has also proved a hot topic of discussion on the St Dominick community Facebook group. Patricia Harrington said it “truly looked worse than before they started on it”. Robin Behennah added: “There was nothing wrong with the road before they did this sh*t job.”
The new road surface in St Dominick
(Image: Benjamin Lawley)
Cornwall Council has been approached for comment.
Source = MetiNews.Com - Cornwall