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Road sinking

Reported in the Roads/highways category by George Woodhouse at 22:25, Mon 1 May 2017

Sent to Norfolk County Council 5 minutes later

This part of Mill Road has increasing amounts of traffic, partly due to heavier vehicles (delivery and rubbish collections in particular). Most local people, including me, would never use this road to get to the A149 because of its condition. There are drainage ditches on both sides of the road. The sides of the road are rapidly sinking into them. On the South side of the road where marked, in particular, the drop to the ditch is steep and the road has a long deep hole which could give way at any time with the weight of a lorry. If there had been a hard and persistent frost this winter, the freezing of any water this hole would almost certainly have forced a large section of the road into the ditch. Further to the West but on the North side of the road a similar thing is happening but presents a different problem because there is a gentle slope before reaching that ditch. The problem here is that the sides of te road are sinking and it is obvious that vehicles are catching the undersides of their vehicles on the central section which is of course now much higher. Simply resurfacing the road, which gets done fairly regularly, but very unsatisfactorily anyway, will do nothing to solve the problem. Either it needs major work carried out or the road just closed to all traffic.

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