There seems to be a lot of resurfacing work which is good however I am a bit disappointed with the result. Where our surfaces used to be quite smooth and quiet they have been replaced with a coarser gravel mix, leaving quite a lot of loose stones and more importantly it has increased road noise 100%.
This is especially annoying when your house (as mine is) has a major highway on one side and a major suburban road at the rear. We did initially complain and were told that the base would settle and the noise would reduce. It’s been over 6 months and there is no difference I even have to ensure that my kitchen door and window is closed when talking on the telephone for goodness sake!
They are still using the same surfacing material all over the capital (I have the tar marks on the car to prove it). I don’t expect the road to be resurfaced (even though that would be great) but I feel that a survey should be conducted to see how other residents feel and find out if the new surface is really that much cheaper in the long run (I say cheaper because that’s the only reason I can see that this material would be used) and is it worth aggravating residents.
I did bring it up with our local member and prospective members at the last election along with a couple of other points, they listened and said they’d look into if they got elected but no joy yet.
[ED – I recently congratulated a friend in Cook on the new gravel road which had replaced his tarmac.]