Ire driven by road’s state
We have a man on the council. He is in charge of our roading in the South Waikato.
I wonder if he goes out and checks our roads. They are in a shocking state.
You will see a road working crew doing the road for about a week, they seal it then go away.
A week later they are back patching the holes that have appeared in the socalled new road.
Does he check the work or does he just pay the bill every month. User pays again and again do not think so, get the road fixed properly the first time.
Ban patches yeah on the roads first. Stop ripping us off and fix them properly the first time thanks.
SWDC responds: Council monitors progress during construction and maintenance, including quality control through testing.
First-coat seals on new roads are prone to some defects, and there is no material that will prevail in continuous wet weather.
While these defects are normally minor, five weeks of wet weather does compound the situation.
The maintenance contractor carries a liability for six months following the construction of a new road so council incurs no additional costs.
Maintenance on existing roads is normally scheduled for fine weather.
Council is not liable for rework. The community is encouraged to report potholes to council so they can be recorded in our service request system and actioned in a timely fashion. Les Pinkerton