Are our contractors too quick to resurface, an activity that:
- is costly
- causes extended delays to traffic?
We believe the answer to be ‘yes’. When we raised this with the legal representatives of a contractor, questioning why cleansing was not considered, the reply was:
- “Cleaning is considered.
- There are more incidents where the highway surface engineers show up and DO NOT order resurfacing than where they DO order resurfacing.
- It’s not the resurfacing contractor who decides to resurface, it is an independent body concerned with the state of the road surface and safety.”
So there you have it; if re-surfacing has been undertaken, you need to determine who the ‘independent body concerned with the state of the road’ is and to request a copy of their attendance and consideration notes together with their direction to resurface – it appears you will need to identify just who these ‘highway surface engineers’ are.
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