Poor engineering

REGARDING Cr Greg Bennett's letter, Non-Core items, (Echo, March 7).

Cr Bennett - why is the erection of signs advising the fact that 87% of electors in LCC vote against CSG a non-core activity?

You were elected to support the electors who elected you.

Look at the real problems; eg. the need to repair recently completed roadworks in rural areas which are now in need of repairs.

Passing through an area that was being repaired following major reconstruction, I passed the comment to the workers attempting to "repair the engineers' mistakes". The answer given was "yes". What is the real cost of poor design, not considering where water flows and poor quality of materials?

Don't give me the excuse of the weather. I have been a resident for 52 years. In 1967 we had 108 inches of rain for the year, yet the roads were in better condition than they are today.

I recently took a bucket of material that had separated from the travelling surface due to poor bondage to a council forum in an effort to show the poor quality of materials.

When the roads are graded this material is pushed into the water table and not reincorporated into the road surface.

It is becoming apparent to me that the engineering department do not understand rural roads in LCC.

Stan Heywood, Rosebank


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