Anger at 'botched' repairs on 'dangerous' Milton Road

Miss Carla McQueen, an East Chesterton resident, will be demanding answers from the Conservative controlled Cambridgeshire County Council about the ’dangerous’ state of Milton Road at their Full Council meeting on Tuesday 6 February,

Miss McQueen is worried about the very high number of potholes down the length of the road and the cost of what appear to be botched repairs to some done only a few weeks ago. She said: “Milton Road is now really dangerous for both drivers and cyclists with potholes down from the Science Park to Mitchams Corner. What makes it worse is that some of them were supposedly fixed recently and yet in many places the repair hasn’t held even a few weeks before collapsing so it looks as if the work was botched. Surely this is just a waste of public money when other services like children’s centres are having their own budgets slashed.”

Councillor Jocelynne Scutt, who represents Arbury on the County Council and sits on the Highways Committee, said: “Milton Road is a main gateway into Cambridge and the first thing people see on coming into the city really shouldn’t be a pothole obstacle course. Clearly we need to be asking why such a poor job was done on some of the potholes in the recent resurfacing work which was contracted out as well as how much that cost, but now there are very many more so we need those doing as well.”

Councillor Scutt added:” It’s not just Milton Road as everyone in Cambridge can say much the same about the state of their own road and pavements. It is the result of decades of under-investment by the Tory controlled council in proper maintenance of the highways. This lack of funding has meant that County workers simply can’t maintain and repair our highway network to the levels required. The current cuts will bite even harder and our roads and pavements will just get worse. “

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