Road repairs, Haringey Council style

It’s ridiculous but it’s true – Haringey Council has been tarmacing over manhole covers when repairing roads with the result that (1) dealing with leaks etc becomes much harder as the manhole cover is covered in tarmac! and (2) it makes for a weak road surface, with the tarmac breaking and causing potholes more quickly than would otherwise be the case. As I said – ridiculous! My colleague Martin Newton (Fortis Green councillor) spotted this one on Fortis Green Road:

Fortis Green Road manhole cover

As Martin puts it, “Residents are rightly fed up with a system that plasters over the cracks rather than carrying out a proper job which would make our roads better, safer and, in the long run save Haringey Council money.”

0 thoughts on “Road repairs, Haringey Council style

  1. “Residents are rightly fed up with a system that plasters over the cracks rather than carrying out a proper job “Lyn, Haringey in this is a microcosm of the rest of the Country. We’re all fed up with a system that plasters over the cracks rather than carrying out a proper job.I take that, in support of your electorate, you have asked your council highways committee who got the contract, why the work was passed by the borough engineer’s department and who is going to pay for making good the damage. I will check in occasionally to see what progress you have made.

  2. It’s cheaper than speed bumps! It’s bad enough in car, on a bike (motor and pedal powered) they are a nightmare. Keep up the pressure on the council to sort it out.