Crosby & Blundellsands Labour Action Team calls on contractor to

Blundellsands Ward Labour Councillor and Crosby and Blundellsands Labour Action Team's Ben Murphy on Cambridge Road.

 

Crosby and Blundellsands Labour Action Team has called on contractors to revisit a busy Blundellsands road which was recently resurfaced.

Blundellsands Ward Labour Councillor Veronica Bennett and Labour Action Team member Ben Murphy have received a number of complaints from residents about the poor condition of Cambridge Road.

After being contacted by the Crosby and Blundellsands Labour Action Team, contractors have confirmed that they have carried out 'micro surfacing' of Cambridge Road.

Cllr Bennett said that while the Labour Action Team was pleased work had been carried out on the road, she had requested contractors to come back to the road to make further improvements.

Cllr Bennett said: "Lots of people contacted us immediately after the work on the road was carried out. They were concerned about the loose chippings and the general poor condition of the road.

"We contacted the contractor and they explained that immediately after micro surfacing, there are loose chippings in the road. But the surface improves over a matter of days as traffic uses the road.

"They tell us that the specific micro surfacing technique they have used is designed to seal the existing surface of the road which protects it from water and deterioration.

"However we have asked them to come back out and make further improvements to the road."

Blundellsands Ward Labour Councillor and Crosby and Blundellsands Labour Action Team's Ben Murphy on Cambridge Road.Crosby and Blundellsands Labour Action Team member Ben Murphy said there were patches in the road where it appeared the micro surfacing had failed.

Ben said: "We do want the contractor to come back out and look again at this road.

"There are patches along the road where the under-surface is showing again.

"If, as the contractor has told us, that this newly laid surface is designed to reduce or prevent water damage to the roadway, the exposed patches won't be doing the roadway any good at all.

"So we have asked them to come back out and take a look and make any necessary repairs."