Thursday, 27 February 2014

A Cover Up

... So hello and welcome to this week's episode of "What are they doing with the crossings?"

In our last episode, readers will remember that after temporarily filling the crumbling stonework hole with bitumen, a week later this was dug up again and new stonework was laid - apparently this time they thought they might like to use the 'right type of bonding agent'.

This week the 'Attack of the tarmac' continues as the grey stone edging blocks on the south side (traffic travelling down the hill towards the station) of both crossings has now been covered up with bitumen. Could it be that what lies beneath (pictured right) is now so hideous that it dare not show it's stony face any more? Where will the tarmacing strike next? Is this another temporary job - are we in for more traffic delays while they close half the road to deal (yet again) with the underlying problems? Or is this destined to be a permanent patchwork of second choice road surfaces?

Tune in next time to see if anything is actually fixed...