£220m needed to fix North Yorkshire roads

York Press: Potholes affecting North Yorkshire roads Potholes affecting North Yorkshire roads

AT LEAST £220 million will have to be spent by North Yorkshire County Council to bring pothole-blighted roads up to a decent standard.

Highways bosses said the severe winters of 2009 and 2010 and recent flooding and freezing have left the county’s roads in an appalling condition.

The council recently announced additional funding of £857,000 for work to prevent flood damage to roads – such as clearing drains – in an attempt to slow the deterioration. But a spokesman said budget restraints meant work would overwhelmingly focus on essential repairs.

The council has also confirmed though that potholes along the Tour de France route through the Yorkshire Dales will be filled in as part of a £400,000 repairs project ahead of the race.

The county council’s highways chief, Coun Gareth Dadd, said the 5,500 miles of roads he is responsible for would remain in a terrible state, despite £9 million extra being spent on the network in the next two years.

He said: “I can’t stress enough how badly damaged the network has been.

“But it is a balance, and always will be, between looking after our vulnerable people in society and attending to what we can on the roads.”

For the Tour de France works the council will provide £200,000 with the remainder coming from three district authorities along the rural part of the route – Richmondshire, Harrogate and Craven.

An county council spokesman said competitors were not expecting to ride on a velodrome-like surface, but said a series of inspections, repairs and planning works would be carried out ahead of the race to consider the risks to safety.

He said: “If it is found that remedial work is required on the route then the necessary work will be carried out.

“It is important to recognise that any work carried out will provide long-term benefit for the whole network and all highway users for years to come and should not be seen as an expense solely for a single race.”

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11:25am Mon 25 Feb 13

yorkborn66 says...

Maybe it’s a chance for the government to think about taxing foreign HGV’S that use our road system for nothing, at port of entry. We all pay for our roads but it would seem foreign drivers do not.
Just an idea to tax someone else for a change to try and boost funds.
Maybe it’s a chance for the government to think about taxing foreign HGV’S that use our road system for nothing, at port of entry. We all pay for our roads but it would seem foreign drivers do not. Just an idea to tax someone else for a change to try and boost funds. yorkborn66
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12:21pm Mon 25 Feb 13

THEWlZZARD says...

Quite unbelievable that our cash-strapped council can find money for a silly bicycle race. Who exactly is going to benefit from this race?

Nobody.
Quite unbelievable that our cash-strapped council can find money for a silly bicycle race. Who exactly is going to benefit from this race? Nobody. THEWlZZARD
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12:36pm Mon 25 Feb 13

mrcharly says...

THEWlZZARD wrote:
Quite unbelievable that our cash-strapped council can find money for a silly bicycle race. Who exactly is going to benefit from this race?

Nobody.
I think the people who live along the route might be cheering getting their potholes filled in.
[quote][p][bold]THEWlZZARD[/bold] wrote: Quite unbelievable that our cash-strapped council can find money for a silly bicycle race. Who exactly is going to benefit from this race? Nobody.[/p][/quote]I think the people who live along the route might be cheering getting their potholes filled in. mrcharly
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12:45pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Buzz Light-year says...

Buses cause huge damage to our roads.
Buses cause huge damage to our roads. Buzz Light-year
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1:30pm Mon 25 Feb 13

bill bailey says...

I have dug and filled in many holes during my 77yrs.but i must say what i saw recently beats the lot,i saw what i assume was a council emplyee with a JCB,Filling in holes between Naburn and Deighton .it was raining hard and the holes was filled with water,but ,he was using dry tarmac filled the hole on top of the water,patted it down with the back of the shovel and moved on to the next.Next day i thought i would go that way again to view the workers work.guess what,?you got it, there was the hole open again.perhaps the
foreman of the council could tell me if
this is the wa\y to fill in holes
I have dug and filled in many holes during my 77yrs.but i must say what i saw recently beats the lot,i saw what i assume was a council emplyee with a JCB,Filling in holes between Naburn and Deighton .it was raining hard and the holes was filled with water,but ,he was using dry tarmac filled the hole on top of the water,patted it down with the back of the shovel and moved on to the next.Next day i thought i would go that way again to view the workers work.guess what,?you got it, there was the hole open again.perhaps the foreman of the council could tell me if this is the wa\y to fill in holes bill bailey
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1:30pm Mon 25 Feb 13

bill bailey says...

I have dug and filled in many holes during my 77yrs.but i must say what i saw recently beats the lot,i saw what i assume was a council emplyee with a JCB,Filling in holes between Naburn and Deighton .it was raining hard and the holes was filled with water,but ,he was using dry tarmac filled the hole on top of the water,patted it down with the back of the shovel and moved on to the next.Next day i thought i would go that way again to view the workers work.guess what,?you got it, there was the hole open again.perhaps the
foreman of the council could tell me if
this is the wa\y to fill in holes
I have dug and filled in many holes during my 77yrs.but i must say what i saw recently beats the lot,i saw what i assume was a council emplyee with a JCB,Filling in holes between Naburn and Deighton .it was raining hard and the holes was filled with water,but ,he was using dry tarmac filled the hole on top of the water,patted it down with the back of the shovel and moved on to the next.Next day i thought i would go that way again to view the workers work.guess what,?you got it, there was the hole open again.perhaps the foreman of the council could tell me if this is the wa\y to fill in holes bill bailey
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1:57pm Mon 25 Feb 13

asd says...

At least the council wont need to put 20 mph and enforce it, as the state of the roads wont allow you too without damaging your vehicle..
At least the council wont need to put 20 mph and enforce it, as the state of the roads wont allow you too without damaging your vehicle.. asd
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2:02pm Mon 25 Feb 13

myselby says...

‘The county council’s highways chief, Coun Gareth Dadd ‘- well thanks reason to not hold your breath- he's useless and has just voted to not increase the council tax, you need money to undertake this work , just when will the Tory sheep at county hall learn to undertake repairs or developments you need money- But as many of the Dadd brigade never leave county Hall with its immaculate gardens , fish ponds, and discount meals and very well maintained highways what do they care
‘The county council’s highways chief, Coun Gareth Dadd ‘- well thanks reason to not hold your breath- he's useless and has just voted to not increase the council tax, you need money to undertake this work , just when will the Tory sheep at county hall learn to undertake repairs or developments you need money- But as many of the Dadd brigade never leave county Hall with its immaculate gardens , fish ponds, and discount meals and very well maintained highways what do they care myselby
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3:47pm Mon 25 Feb 13

yorkborn66 says...

bill bailey wrote:
I have dug and filled in many holes during my 77yrs.but i must say what i saw recently beats the lot,i saw what i assume was a council emplyee with a JCB,Filling in holes between Naburn and Deighton .it was raining hard and the holes was filled with water,but ,he was using dry tarmac filled the hole on top of the water,patted it down with the back of the shovel and moved on to the next.Next day i thought i would go that way again to view the workers work.guess what,?you got it, there was the hole open again.perhaps the
foreman of the council could tell me if
this is the wa\y to fill in holes
This is happening everywhere. Why the JCB? , Only the shovel to put it in and the back of the shovel to finish it is all that is required according to our highways Dept.
Would be cheaper to let the man stay at home and pay him for what good it does.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: I have dug and filled in many holes during my 77yrs.but i must say what i saw recently beats the lot,i saw what i assume was a council emplyee with a JCB,Filling in holes between Naburn and Deighton .it was raining hard and the holes was filled with water,but ,he was using dry tarmac filled the hole on top of the water,patted it down with the back of the shovel and moved on to the next.Next day i thought i would go that way again to view the workers work.guess what,?you got it, there was the hole open again.perhaps the foreman of the council could tell me if this is the wa\y to fill in holes[/p][/quote]This is happening everywhere. Why the JCB? , Only the shovel to put it in and the back of the shovel to finish it is all that is required according to our highways Dept. Would be cheaper to let the man stay at home and pay him for what good it does. yorkborn66
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4:19pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Podlet says...

Is that hole still not filled? I'm sure that picture has been used since, oh, 2009!
Is that hole still not filled? I'm sure that picture has been used since, oh, 2009! Podlet
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4:19pm Mon 25 Feb 13

mmarshal says...

Firstly, I apologise for using this North Yorkshire County Council article to comment on a York City Council issue but the article relating to 'Council launches investigation following sensitive data breach' does not accept comment .
As excuse for sloppy protection of personal data, "Mr Floyd said one skip outside St Leonard’s Place was a “confidential waste container” which was removed each evening and replaced the next morning. He said waste management service Yorwaste was disposing of the paperwork."
Yorwaste does supply a facility for disposal of confidential waste and its website details how - "Confidential paper is collected in special security tagged bags from business premises and transported to our secure shredding facility. The shredding is carried out in a secure, CCTV monitored, room by trained operatives. Customers are able to witness the destruction of their confidential waste on request."
Yorwaste disposal system does not mention leaving it in a skip on the carpark. Importantly, Government guidelines direct that any arrangement for bulk collection of low grade confidential waste will not be sufficient for disposals of Personal Data." Personal Data is to be afforded the highest level of secure disposal.
Will this comment be added to the data loss article, left with this road repair article or simply deleted.
Firstly, I apologise for using this North Yorkshire County Council article to comment on a York City Council issue but the article relating to 'Council launches investigation following sensitive data breach' does not accept comment . As excuse for sloppy protection of personal data, "Mr Floyd said one skip outside St Leonard’s Place was a “confidential waste container” which was removed each evening and replaced the next morning. He said waste management service Yorwaste was disposing of the paperwork." Yorwaste does supply a facility for disposal of confidential waste and its website details how - "Confidential paper is collected in special security tagged bags from business premises and transported to our secure shredding facility. The shredding is carried out in a secure, CCTV monitored, room by trained operatives. Customers are able to witness the destruction of their confidential waste on request." Yorwaste disposal system does not mention leaving it in a skip on the carpark. Importantly, Government guidelines direct that any arrangement for bulk collection of low grade confidential waste will not be sufficient for disposals of Personal Data." Personal Data is to be afforded the highest level of secure disposal. Will this comment be added to the data loss article, left with this road repair article or simply deleted. mmarshal
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5:55pm Mon 25 Feb 13

pedalling paul says...

Buzz Light-year wrote:
Buses cause huge damage to our roads.
Not a lot on Google to say how much damage is caused by HGV's but I bet it's £millions........!
[quote][p][bold]Buzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: Buses cause huge damage to our roads.[/p][/quote]Not a lot on Google to say how much damage is caused by HGV's but I bet it's £millions........! pedalling paul
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11:07pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Guy Fawkes says...

Maybe it’s a chance for the government to think about taxing foreign HGV’S that use our road system for nothing, at port of entry. We all pay for our roads but it would seem foreign drivers do not.


As I wrote on the blog underneath the petrol price story, we would not be allowed to do that under EU single market rules. That would only be an option if we left the EU. The only thing we can do (without leaving the EU) is to lower our road fuel duty to a point at which European hauliers based in countries where the price of diesel is lower no longer have a competitive advantage.

As for this story, the government is cheerfully going to blow £33bn on a railway line (HS2) that only millionaires and public sector managers on expenses will be able to afford to use, while a quarter of one billion to fix a road network that everyone who lives and/or works in the county relies on to some extent (even if you don't personally drive on it, you will be consuming goods and services that have been transported on it) seemingly cannot be found. Crazy.
[quote]Maybe it’s a chance for the government to think about taxing foreign HGV’S that use our road system for nothing, at port of entry. We all pay for our roads but it would seem foreign drivers do not.[/quote] As I wrote on the blog underneath the petrol price story, we would not be allowed to do that under EU single market rules. That would only be an option if we left the EU. The only thing we can do (without leaving the EU) is to lower our road fuel duty to a point at which European hauliers based in countries where the price of diesel is lower no longer have a competitive advantage. As for this story, the government is cheerfully going to blow £33bn on a railway line (HS2) that only millionaires and public sector managers on expenses will be able to afford to use, while a quarter of one billion to fix a road network that everyone who lives and/or works in the county relies on to some extent (even if you don't personally drive on it, you will be consuming goods and services that have been transported on it) seemingly cannot be found. Crazy. Guy Fawkes
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10:02am Tue 26 Feb 13

Penfold1979 says...

Look here http://www1.picturep
ush.com/photo/a/1228
4764/640/12284764.jp
g

This is how they left the road when they built this great new Eco estate called archer close now the road floods look here
http://www2.picturep
ush.com/photo/a/1228
4780/640/12284780.jp
g
It makes my urine boil CYC caused this and won't rectify it.
Look here http://www1.picturep ush.com/photo/a/1228 4764/640/12284764.jp g This is how they left the road when they built this great new Eco estate called archer close now the road floods look here http://www2.picturep ush.com/photo/a/1228 4780/640/12284780.jp g It makes my urine boil CYC caused this and won't rectify it. Penfold1979
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10:10am Tue 26 Feb 13

Penfold1979 says...

Wrong links try here
http://picturepush.c
om/public/12284780
And here for the photos of how City Of York Council have left our courtyard after building archer close

http://picturepush.c
om/public/12284798
Wrong links try here http://picturepush.c om/public/12284780 And here for the photos of how City Of York Council have left our courtyard after building archer close http://picturepush.c om/public/12284798 Penfold1979
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