We’re angry that poor work from contractors has made a mess of Park Road in Gatley, and we’re working to get it sorted out as quickly as possible.
Park Road had a treatment called a “surface dressing” – it’s the most cost-effective way to resurface roads that haven’t deteriorated too bady. It should last for 4-5 years and it’s widely used (for example, Edgeley Road).
Unfortunately, something’s gone badly wrong with the quality of the work on Park Road. After just a couple of months the surface is breaking up, grit from the holes is lying on the road and the whole thing’s a mess.
The contractor will be returning to sweep up loose grit, and will be coming back to do the job properly (we hope!) – though the work can’t be redone until next spring, probably around May, as it’s seasonal work.
I’ve also got a meeting with Council officers early in the New Year to look at why this has happened and how we can avoid it in future.