LETTER - ‘Shoddy road repairs blight enjoyment of Eye’
During recent weeks, two of the main roads near Eye have been closed for re-surfacing work, which has meant longer journeys for some.
Hopefully, when the work is completed we will have a much better surface to drive and cycle on, which is more than can be said for the work carried out on roads in Eye over the last year or so.
Inadequate contractors have left Castleton Way, up to the High School, and the length of Cross Street, in a worse state than they were before. Chippings have not stayed in place, so drivers are having to drive over muted roads that kick up loose stones that end up gathering in piles near the kerbs.
During earlier work at Dove Lane and Buckshorn Lane, they didn’t even bother to lay down chippings, preferring to spread a black icing, which has little grip and gathers pools of water in the dips they created.
The Highways Department at Suffolk County Council needs to tell us when they are coming back to do a proper job, so that we have decent roads to drive on. Up to now there has been a deafening silence when the town council have asked for an explanation.
Shoddy surfacing spoils the enjoyment of Eye.