Crumbling roads ‘beyond repair’

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TWO of the four roads serving Steeple Claydon are in such a bad state of repair they have been designated ‘past end of life’.

And if nothing is done soon Queen Catherine Road and Addison Road could even be classified as ‘failed’ roads – meaning signs will have to be put up to warn motorists.

One resident, Tony Carroll, says he has spotted more than 300 potholes in the village, with some up to three feet wide.

The 68-year-old contacted the Advertiser in despair after receiving no reply to an email he sent to Val Letheren, cabinet member for transport at Bucks County Council on March 3.

Mr Carroll, who serves on Steeple Claydon Parish Council, said the roads had been graded as ‘past end of life’ by a Transport for Bucks (TfB) engineer over a year ago.

This means the roads are crumbling so badly it is no longer possible for them to be patched up under a maintenance budget, but they require complete reconstruction.

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