Finally ECC take action on local accident blackspot and potholes

R4U is happy to announce that councillor chasing of road problems is finally making some progress. Last week saw the partial resurfacing of the High St pavement in Saffron Walden and the installation of safety signage at the Quicksett Rd, Elmdon accident blackspot.

Paul Gadd (R4U) Paul Gadd (R4U)

R4U’s Cllr Paul Gadd, Essex County Councillor for the Saffron Walden division, said “I’m relieved that Essex Highways has now repaired the worst trip hazards on the High Street pavements. We have been chasing for these repairs for a considerable period. We had asked for Essex Highways to install blocks of tarmac where each tree was causing damage so there would be a reasonably attractive scheme, instead of the patchwork pattern we now have, but at least it’s now safe.

At the same time, the safety scheme at the Quicksett Rd, Elmdon crossroads, which I requested almost 2 years ago, is now installed, with clear signage and road markings. Hopefully this will put an end to the rash of accidents we have seen there over the last 15 months.”

There have been many accidents over the last year at the Quicksett Rd junction.

Cllr Gadd continued “I’ve also been notified that work to patch potholes on Debden Rd and Mount Pleasant Rd should start within the next week. Separately, Essex Highways has recently launched another “Councillor-led pothole scheme”; I have a further 18 (!) potholes in the Saffron Walden division to nominate. Most of the last 18 have now been filled, and clearly this will only scratch the surface of the maintenance work that needs doing, but we should make the most of this scheme. So please can residents again tell me which potholes they would like to see repaired by contacting me.”

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