Highways Issues and Faults

Responses from CWaC with reference to Highway Problems in Utkinton and Cotebrook.

Following the meeting between Utkinton and Cotebrook PC and the Highways Team of CWaC we have received the following responses from their Technician – Place Operations:

Mill Lane;

Thank you for your enquiry regarding the mud and gravel along Mill Lane. I have undertaken an inspection and confirm that I have made arrangements for the carriageway to be swept.

Briar Lane and A49 along Stable Lane

Thank you for your enquiry regarding the road markings between Briar Lane and A49 along Stable Lane. I have undertaken an inspection and confirm that I have made arrangements for the markings in question to be relined. We will be looking to get these refreshed in the near future but unfortunately cannot give a date yet due to not having a lining crew booking in the area.

Quarry Bank.

Thank you for raising your concerns regarding carriageway markings and the carriageway depression along Quarry Bank.

I have undertaken an inspection and confirm that I have made arrangements to have the carriageway reinstatement across Quarry bank repaired. I have also made arrangements for both the centre lines and the junctions to be relined. We will be looking to get both jobs completed in the near future but unfortunately cannot give a date yet.

Wood Lane

Thank you for your enquiry regarding both road signage and carriageway markings along Wood Lane. I have undertaken an inspection and confirm that I have made arrangements for junction markings to be relined. I have also made arrangements for the signs to be cleaned.

With regards to there being no village boundary sign along this stretch of carriageway, if you are willing to pursue this and have one installed, there is a cost of £545 per sign.

Utkinton Road from Hall Lane to Heaths Green

Thank you for your enquiry regarding the carriageway markings along Utkinton Road from Hall Lane to Heaths Green. I have undertaken an inspection and confirm that I have made arrangements for both the centre lines and all junctions along this section to be relined. We will be looking to get these refreshed in the near future but unfortunately cannot give a date yet due to not having a lining crew booked in the area.

John Street between Big Field Lane and Wood Lane

Thank you for your enquiry regarding the state of the road markings along John Street between Big Field Lane and Wood Lane. I have undertaken an inspection and confirm that I have made arrangements for the markings to be relined. We will be looking to get these refreshed in the near future but unfortunately cannot give a date yet due to not having a lining crew booked in the area.

With regards to the damaged 30mph sign you have alerted us to, we will order a new sign and look to replace this as early as possible.

Hall Lane from Smithy Lane to Utkinton Road

Thank you for your enquiry regarding the junction markings along Hall Lane from Smithy Lane to Utkinton Road. I have undertaken an inspection and confirm that I have made arrangements for the junction markings to be relining. We will be looking to get these refreshed in the near future but unfortunately cannot give a date yet due to not having a lining crew booked in the area.

Junction of Eaton Lane and A49

Thank you for raising your concerns regarding the road markings at junction of Eaton Lane and A49. I have undertaken an inspection and confirm that I have made arrangements for the markings in question to be relined. We will be looking to get these refreshed in the near future but unfortunately cannot give a date yet due to not having a lining crew booking in the area.

Knights Lane from Quarry Bank to Hollins Hill

Thank you for your enquiry regarding both junctions of Knights Lane from Quarry Bank to Hollins Hill. I have undertaken an inspection and confirm that I have made arrangements for both junctions to be swept. Once they have been swept I will reassess the junctions. With regards to the litter issue you have raised I will arrange for this to be looked at and collected.

Northbrook Road

Thank you for your enquiry regarding the carriageway markings  along Northbrook Road. I have undertaken an inspection and confirm that I have made arrangements for the junctions to be relined. We will be looking to get these refreshed in the near future but unfortunately cannot give a date yet due to not having a lining crew booked in the area.

The Steps

Thank you for your enquiry, regarding drainage on the steps along Northgate.

I have undertaken an inspection and confirm that I have cleaned and brushed all steps along the footpath, I have also cleared the gully at the bottom. I will continue to monitor in the future to see if any more work is required.

Heaths Lane.

Thank you for your enquiry regarding the state of the carriageway along Heaths Lane.

I have undertaken an inspection and  have repaired any large potholes that were present at the time. We will be looking to apply for funding to use in resurfacing this section of carriageway.  We will keep you updated on any developments in this.

Smithy Lane

Thank you for your enquiry, regarding mud on the carriageway along Smithy Lane.

I have undertaken an inspection and have spoken with the farmer requesting that he sweeps the carriageway after depositing any mud, I will continue to monitor this situation and revisit if no change occurs.

Junction of Sadlers Lane and Stable Lane

Thank you for raising your concerns regarding the road markings at junction of Sadlers Lane and Stable Lane. We have been out to assess the junction and believe that the marking is adequate however is covered with mud and gravel. We will look to get this swept of debris and then re-assess the markings once cleared.

Junction of Oulton Mill Lane and A49

Thank you for raising your concerns regarding the road markings at junction of Oulton Mill Lane and A49. I have undertaken an inspection and confirm that I have made arrangements for the markings in question to be relined. We will be looking to get these refreshed in the near future but unfortunately cannot give a date yet due to not having a lining crew booked in the area. With regards to the 30mph signs that are also at the junction I will arrange for them to be straightened up to face traffic.

Ridge Hill.

Thank you for your enquiry, regarding mud on the carriageway along Ridge Hill.

I have undertaken an inspection and have spoken with the farmer requesting that he sweeps the carriageway after depositing any mud, I have also arrange for some gully cleaning to be carried out to clear the system.

Hollins Hill

Thank you for raising your concerns regarding the road markings at junctions along Hollins Hill. We have been out to assess the junction and believe that the markings are adequate however they are covered with mud and gravel. We will look to get this swept of debris and then re-assess the markings once cleared. While the sweeper is on site any litter will also be collected.

A49 between Mill Lane and Sadlers Lane

Thank you for raising your concerns regarding the sinking manholes along the A49 between Mill Lane and Sadlers Lane and the carriageway markings. We have inspected the covers and reported them to the relevant utilities company who maintain these. With regards to the markings, although these are faded in areas they are still adequate therefore no action will be taken just yet, we will however continue to monitor.

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