Go-ahead for road overhaul

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A road in Eastwood is to be resurfaced after a local resident complained to the council that its condition was dangerous.

Newthorpe resident Nigel Harrison wrote to Nottinghamshire County Council demanding the 100-metre stretch of Lower Beauvale was upgraded.

He said it had suffered a ‘large chain’ of potholes and ‘poorly applied and inadequate patches’ for years, leaving it dangerous to cyclists and motorcyclists and a hazard to cars.

The council has now confirmed that the road will be resurfaced.

Mr Harrison wrote in his letter: “The time has come to stop putting dollops of Tarmac in the potholes and resurface this road properly.

“Potholes and poorly applied, inadequate patches coupled with speed bumps and loose broken gravel has made the road dangerous.

“I realise budgets are tight, but there appears to be plenty of funds for erecting expensive new wooden signage outside local towns and villages, rather than spending the money on essential maintenance.”

The 10- metre stretch of road Mr Harrison refers to is near the junctions of Kirby Road and Mill Road.

Chris Charnley, from the highways department at the council said: “The repairs will be funded by part of the £1.5m the county council is to receive from the Government to repair roads damaged by severe weather.”