R4U ‘delighted’ as Saffron Walden road resurfacing finally approaching

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) is delighted that Essex Highways is starting to resurface Saffron Walden’s roads.

Paul Gadd (R4U) Paul Gadd (R4U)

R4U’s Saffron Walden division county councillor Cllr Paul Gadd said “Essex Highways are currently proposing to resurface Debden Road and Landscape View at the end of August; and Thaxted Road, Audley Road and East Street at the end of September into October. We’re delighted that Essex Highways are finally devoting some proper resources to the town’s crumbling roads. These works were originally scheduled for the summer, so it’s unhelpful that they couldn’t be done during the quieter school holidays period, but it will be a great relief for local residents to see these roads finally resurfaced.”

Cllr Gadd continued “There are many other pot-holed areas in Saffron Walden, with Cromwell Road and Radwinter Road probably being the worst. I will continue to press for re-surfacing of these. At Saffron Walden Town Council, we will soon also start a project to try to ensure that all significant potholes in town are fully recorded with Essex Highways. The aims will be both to try to get the potholes repaired, and also to support local residents who suffer damage from poorly maintained roads by showing that relevant potholes have been properly previously reported.”

R4U’s Paul Gadd concluded “Since the 25th July flooding in Saffron Walden, I have been is discussions with Essex County Council drainage engineers to address the flooding issues in the town. They are now starting a programme of drain clearage. Debden Rd, East St and Thaxted Rd were some of the areas most affected by flooding. I am hopeful that ECC will be able to take advantage of the road closures for the resurfacing to also to clear those drains and implement some highways modifications to lessen the impacts of future flooding.”

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