The Burbage resurfacing is programmed to take place between the 11th and 14th February, subject to good weather and unforeseen events [STOP PRESS: Now due to take place 11th – 21st February – see latest]
The Council have confirmed that this will take place in February and not in January, as mistakenly advised in their recent letters to residents. They have apologised for this error which was due to a mix up and will be writing to households to confirm this. They have also apologised for the difficulty many of us have experienced contacting them for more information about the resurfacing.
In addition to the above letter, which Burbage residents will be receiving shortly, the Council’s contractor normally issues an additional notice/ letter to the specific section(s) of the road to be resurfaced. This notice is issued forty-eight hours before the actual resurfacing works start on site and involves placing notices on vehicles parked along the carriageway to be resurfaced. The notice is reinforced by the presence of ‘No Parking/ No Waiting’ cones/signage (within the affected section only).
The primary purpose of the works is to resurface the entire length of the carriageway. However if any budget is left over this can be used for limited footway/ trip hazards rectification. BRRA and TRRA will continue to press for much needed improvements to our pavements through this and other means.
In response to our questions about the justification for the works the Council has responded that all significant highways/ transport projects in the borough are planned using an ‘objective evaluation and prioritisation ranking system’ which ‘ considers the council’s highways assets and optimises allocation of resources in order to maintain the condition of the asset at the acceptable standard’. The works budget for Burbage Road is £221,184, funded through the Non-principal roads Capital Investment Programme for the 2012/13 financial year. All works under the 2012/13 are to be completed by 31 March 2013. The Council’s overall highways/ transport programme is agreed annually by its Cabinet, including this scheme and its budget. Further information is provided on their website on the following pages:
- http://moderngov.southwarksites.com/ieDecisionDetails.aspx?ID=3138 ;
The Council and their contractors will be writing with contact telephone numbers for those who need more information ( about provision for disabled and business residents, for example) but advise that we can also use their switchboard for these or any other matters : 020 7525 5000.