Road and pavement surfaces can be OK to use, yet damage to the top surface can invite water to break up the structure below. You’d always want to do more works than seems to be necessary.
Area committee capital funds are limited and also needed for funding of parking permit schemes.
The worst road in The Meadows is Ainsworth Drive, and it was about to be re-surfaced when it became clear that construction of the new houses would mean any new surface would be damaged.
The north end of Osier Road has been re-surfaced recently.
Current suggestions being explored for area capital funding are –
Road and pavement repairs:
– pavement re-surfacing on Wilford Grove;
– road re-surfacing on Wilford Grove, but not the replacement of speed cushions which are expensive and are the only form of speed calming that NCT will work with;
– parts of Collymore Road; and nearby parts of Bathley Street;
– parts of Wilford Crescent East, around Bathley Street and down to Felton Road;
parts of Wilford Crescent West near Hobart Close.
– consultation for parking permits for Mundella Road and Holgate Road east, but not for streets west of Wilford Grove;
– parking permits for Mundella Court cos of football parking;
– parking permits for NCH managed home zone parking on Manifold, Houseman and Kelso / Lothmore; or the whole of the New Meadows.
– many of the safety measures to be explored are part of wider concerns, including promoting walking and cycling, that funding from across the city are more appropriate for.
As for why maintain roads,
– even roads are most valued by the greener forms of transport – walking, cycling and riding in buses;
– potholes can be most unpleasant for nearby residents, through noise and arguably vibration;
– preventing potholes getting into the wearing pouring and the base of roads is better value for money.
It’s not just about users of cars.