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Bad wear between tarmac strips

Reported in the Roads/highways category by Michael Wilson at 16:10, Fri 2 October 2015

Sent to TransportNI and Ards and North Down Borough Council 6 minutes later

The wear between strips of Tarmac in the Belfast bound lane forces bikes to zig-zag to retain control. There is usually heavy traffic in this street and lines of cars parked along it. In wet weather particularly this could cause a collision due to loss of grip, amplified by the possible need to avoid car doors being opened. The roads service were notified of this situation about a year ago through the office of the local MLA but deemed the road surface 'fit for purpose'. The road is much worse now.

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  • Still open, via questionnaire, 15:48, Sat 31 October 2015

  • Roads Service reponded promptly to the report, but their reply was that the road was "fit for purpose" This didn't take account of the risks to two-wheeled road users. The local MLA was also informed and agreed about the severity of the problem and has been lobbying the Roads (?) Minister for action to be taken. No response has been received from the Roads Service when it was pointed out to them that they could probably be held accountable should there be an accident due to the road condition that they had been warned about on two separate occasions.

    Posted by Michael Wilson at 15:48, Sat 31 October 2015

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 10:06, Mon 30 November 2015

  • The road continues to deteriorate, and as at this time (30/11/2015) no remedial action has taken place.

    Posted by Michael Wilson at 10:06, Mon 30 November 2015

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 16:12, Mon 28 December 2015

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