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Deepdale resident slams ‘shoddy jobs’ as council apologises for road issues

Posted on - 7th February, 2020 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Deepdale, Preston News, Roads
Road issues in Deepdale
The faint road markings (left) and the broken lamppost (right)

A Deepdale resident has slammed what he says are “shoddy jobs” fixing road issues in his local area.

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The resident, who wishes to remain anonymous, says he has also reported issues to Lancashire County Council, but that no action has been taken to resolve them.

He said: “The council refuse to fix roads that are broken. A lampost on the corner of Skeffington Road and Harewood Road has been broken for a number of years after a car crash.

“Zebra crossings that can hardly be seen are not being re-painted. The council have been seen to dump tarmac and drive over it to flatten it. The crossings are used by the elderly, kids and the disabled.

“I am sure I am not the only one who feels this way in our area. It needs public attention for them to improve our roads. They keep doing shoddy jobs.”

Zebra crossing in Deepdale with unclear markings
In this photo, the broken lamppost at Skeffington and Harewood can be seen across the road

A spokesperson for Lancashire County Council said: “We’re sorry for the delay in replacing the beacon on this zebra crossing, which had to be removed after being struck by a vehicle towards the end of summer.

“We received a report that the beacon had been damaged by a vehicle on 31 July last year. A team visited to install a new post in the weeks following but complications with the electricity supply mean that we have had to reschedule this work for early February when the electricity supplier’s contractor can attend at the same time.”

After Blog Preston had been in touch with the council about the complaint, the resident said the markings on the crossing had been refreshed.

He said: “They came this week to do the lines for the zebra crossing. What a result. Thank you so much. At least now the public will be safer.”

What do you think of the condition of the roads in Preston? Let us know in the comments.

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