Conservative-led Bromley Council was the best prepared London Borough for the recent severe winter with its salt and grit reserves.
Despite this, we are aware that the recent harsh winter has taken its toll on the ward’s roads, and that potholes have appeared in many places.
The Council’s road inspectors spent several weekend in March identifying potholes for repair, including a number in Hayes and Coney Hall. As the road surface was still brittle because of cold temperatures, we have continued to see new potholes appearing at a faster rate than in previous years. Cllr Colin Smith, the Councillor responsible for road maintenance, has instructed the contractor to provide extra road maintenance teams to identify where the problems are and clear the backlog of potholes.
In their recent budget, the Council allowed for an additional £250,000 to repair potholes, in addition to extra funds for general environmental improvements.
The Council has now drawn up plans with a view to improving the safety of Bourne Way in the approach to the junction with Addington Road, Coney Hill Road and Tiepigs Lane.
The plans, which include new surfaces and amended white lining, have been agreed and it is now awaiting insertion into the work programme. Residents will be contacted directly by the Council prior to the start of work, which will also affect the easternmost section of Addington Road.
Improvements to the appearance of the tatty verges has also taken place, with the results becoming more evident as spring and summer progress.