Major repairs to ‘dangerous’ Stony Lane roundabout planned for autumn

Stony Lane roundabout is in a poor state following weeks of bad winter weather

Stony Lane roundabout is in a poor state following weeks of bad winter weather

First published in News

PLANS to resurface a pothole-riddled roundabout in Christ-church are under way following weeks of deterioration.

The busy Stony Lane roun-dabout in Christchurch is covered in dents and holes caused by the past few months of bad winter weather.

Such is the state of the road, Dorset County Council says it is planning a complete resurface of the carriageway in the autumn.

Mark Adams, highways technical officer for Dorset County Council, said: “The bad weather over the winter has seen a marked deterioration in the condition of the A35 Stony Lane Roundabout in Christchurch.

“We are planning to carry out resurfacing works in the autumn, and will talk to local councillors, the borough council and the utility companies before agreeing a start date.

“The work should take about a week to complete, and we are looking to carry it out at night to minimise disruption.

“Once this work is finished, we also hope to resurface either the eastbound or westbound part of the dual carriageway between the Stony Lane Roundabout and the Fountain Roundabout in Christchurch town centre.”

The council plans to carry out monthly inspections of the A35 and is urging motorists to report specific problems via its website – dorsetforyou.com.

Cllr Nick Geary, pictured right, lead member for transpor-tation at Christchurch council said he was fully behind the proposals for the roundabout, which he believes is in a “dangerous” state.

“I support it 100 per cent, especially with work scheduled for the autumn. It is dangerous for motorcyclists in its current state and I am very, very pleased Dorset County Council is taking the initiative to repair it.”

County councillor for Burton and Grange, David Jones said: “The resurfacing of Stony Lane roundabout is going to benefit everybody and I am pleased the work will be done at night to minimise disruption.”

And Burton Parish Council chairman, Judy Jamieson added: “I am delighted it is being done. I think it is an ideal time to do it in the autumn and I am sure that residents will be very grateful that it is being done during the night.

“It’s great that Dorset County Council have understood the concerns of residents by not closing off roads unnecessarily.”

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1:28pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Rich© says...

and so it should be done, its bloody dangerous ! In this day and age I can never understand why more road works are not carried out at night, also why not check if any of the utility companies need to do any work at the same time, because you can bet as soon as its been re-surfaced someone will be digging it up again.
and so it should be done, its bloody dangerous ! In this day and age I can never understand why more road works are not carried out at night, also why not check if any of the utility companies need to do any work at the same time, because you can bet as soon as its been re-surfaced someone will be digging it up again. Rich©
  • Score: 4

1:39pm Wed 9 Apr 14

dobrojoe says...

It is NOT the last few months, it has been in a bad state this past year or more. And, what about Wick Lane? It's a disgrace!
It is NOT the last few months, it has been in a bad state this past year or more. And, what about Wick Lane? It's a disgrace! dobrojoe
  • Score: 11

1:50pm Wed 9 Apr 14

BarrHumbug says...

Are you trying to tell me that patchwork quilt of tarmac repairs have only been there since March?
Are you trying to tell me that patchwork quilt of tarmac repairs have only been there since March? BarrHumbug
  • Score: 1

2:12pm Wed 9 Apr 14

speedy231278 says...

Meanwhile, Herbert Avenue is even worse, and the council have amusingly put up 'temporary road surface' signs at both ends. There is no 'temporary' road surface there, just a knackered one that needs replacing. Or rather, needed replacing years ago!
Meanwhile, Herbert Avenue is even worse, and the council have amusingly put up 'temporary road surface' signs at both ends. There is no 'temporary' road surface there, just a knackered one that needs replacing. Or rather, needed replacing years ago! speedy231278
  • Score: 2

3:20pm Wed 9 Apr 14

skydriver says...

speedy231278 wrote:
Meanwhile, Herbert Avenue is even worse, and the council have amusingly put up 'temporary road surface' signs at both ends. There is no 'temporary' road surface there, just a knackered one that needs replacing. Or rather, needed replacing years ago!
Knackered is also the word for all the councillors, even though Christchurch council is not reasonsible for the roads.. Although they are accountable to the local taxpayers, and have a duty to tell DCC. If they can be bothered. Having said that we will find them in the local papers more and more from now on ,as polling day looms..
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Meanwhile, Herbert Avenue is even worse, and the council have amusingly put up 'temporary road surface' signs at both ends. There is no 'temporary' road surface there, just a knackered one that needs replacing. Or rather, needed replacing years ago![/p][/quote]Knackered is also the word for all the councillors, even though Christchurch council is not reasonsible for the roads.. Although they are accountable to the local taxpayers, and have a duty to tell DCC. If they can be bothered. Having said that we will find them in the local papers more and more from now on ,as polling day looms.. skydriver
  • Score: 0

3:40pm Wed 9 Apr 14

damnlion says...

The surface of the shared pavement/cycleway alongside this road is also 'dangerous'......DCC are you going to do this too ? I repeatedly emailed last summer and didn't get an acknowledgement. Cllr Geary ? No point building more cycle lanes if you don't look after the existing ones.
The surface of the shared pavement/cycleway alongside this road is also 'dangerous'......DCC are you going to do this too ? I repeatedly emailed last summer and didn't get an acknowledgement. Cllr Geary ? No point building more cycle lanes if you don't look after the existing ones. damnlion
  • Score: 4

8:44pm Wed 9 Apr 14

grizzly-bear says...

damnlion wrote:
The surface of the shared pavement/cycleway alongside this road is also 'dangerous'......DCC are you going to do this too ? I repeatedly emailed last summer and didn't get an acknowledgement. Cllr Geary ? No point building more cycle lanes if you don't look after the existing ones.
I've emailed repeatedly about that and never been acknowledged!

In some places the footpath section is slipping down the embankment so much that it's dangerous for buggies etc meaning we have to walk in the cycle path, with great big cracks in it and it's very uneven, I stumble on there several times a week, not to mention it being filthy and strewn with rubbish.
[quote][p][bold]damnlion[/bold] wrote: The surface of the shared pavement/cycleway alongside this road is also 'dangerous'......DCC are you going to do this too ? I repeatedly emailed last summer and didn't get an acknowledgement. Cllr Geary ? No point building more cycle lanes if you don't look after the existing ones.[/p][/quote]I've emailed repeatedly about that and never been acknowledged! In some places the footpath section is slipping down the embankment so much that it's dangerous for buggies etc meaning we have to walk in the cycle path, with great big cracks in it and it's very uneven, I stumble on there several times a week, not to mention it being filthy and strewn with rubbish. grizzly-bear
  • Score: -1

11:06pm Wed 9 Apr 14

breamoreboy says...

grizzly-bear wrote:
damnlion wrote:
The surface of the shared pavement/cycleway alongside this road is also 'dangerous'......DCC are you going to do this too ? I repeatedly emailed last summer and didn't get an acknowledgement. Cllr Geary ? No point building more cycle lanes if you don't look after the existing ones.
I've emailed repeatedly about that and never been acknowledged!

In some places the footpath section is slipping down the embankment so much that it's dangerous for buggies etc meaning we have to walk in the cycle path, with great big cracks in it and it's very uneven, I stumble on there several times a week, not to mention it being filthy and strewn with rubbish.
I'd like to apologise to the guy driving the 4x4 that I swore at under my breath a few weeks ago when he swerved into the middle of Stroud Lane, getting a bit too close to me and my bike for comfort. However in his defence he was trying to avoid a pot hole similar in size to the Grand Canyon. I did mutter an apology under my breath, and thankfully that particular hole has now been repaired.
[quote][p][bold]grizzly-bear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]damnlion[/bold] wrote: The surface of the shared pavement/cycleway alongside this road is also 'dangerous'......DCC are you going to do this too ? I repeatedly emailed last summer and didn't get an acknowledgement. Cllr Geary ? No point building more cycle lanes if you don't look after the existing ones.[/p][/quote]I've emailed repeatedly about that and never been acknowledged! In some places the footpath section is slipping down the embankment so much that it's dangerous for buggies etc meaning we have to walk in the cycle path, with great big cracks in it and it's very uneven, I stumble on there several times a week, not to mention it being filthy and strewn with rubbish.[/p][/quote]I'd like to apologise to the guy driving the 4x4 that I swore at under my breath a few weeks ago when he swerved into the middle of Stroud Lane, getting a bit too close to me and my bike for comfort. However in his defence he was trying to avoid a pot hole similar in size to the Grand Canyon. I did mutter an apology under my breath, and thankfully that particular hole has now been repaired. breamoreboy
  • Score: 0

9:30am Thu 10 Apr 14

Hessenford says...

Rich© wrote:
and so it should be done, its bloody dangerous ! In this day and age I can never understand why more road works are not carried out at night, also why not check if any of the utility companies need to do any work at the same time, because you can bet as soon as its been re-surfaced someone will be digging it up again.
Co-Operation between the council and utility companies, As captain Mainwaring used to say, I think you're entering realms of fantasy there.
[quote][p][bold]Rich©[/bold] wrote: and so it should be done, its bloody dangerous ! In this day and age I can never understand why more road works are not carried out at night, also why not check if any of the utility companies need to do any work at the same time, because you can bet as soon as its been re-surfaced someone will be digging it up again.[/p][/quote]Co-Operation between the council and utility companies, As captain Mainwaring used to say, I think you're entering realms of fantasy there. Hessenford
  • Score: 1

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