Major road set for re-surface (Woodstock)


Councillors are celebrating the announcement that the entire length of a major road running through Kingswood is set to be resurfaced this year.


Cock Road within the Woodstock ward of Kingswood extends from Wraxall Road close to the A4174 Ring Road all the way into Hanham where it becomes Mounthill Road, a distance of around 1 kilometre. The state of the road surface has steadily deteriorated in recent years prompting local councillors to make repeated representations to the council for it to be resurfaced.


Originally local councillors were hopeful that the road was going to be resurfaced during 2012/13 but this plan was put back due to budget constraints.  Now, however, the local council has issued its list of road resurfacing schemes for 2013/14 and the entire length of Cock Road is set to be resurfaced at a cost of £184,625.


Councillor Pat Rooney (Labour, Woodstock), one of the three councillors for the area, said:


“We are delighted that Cock Road is to be resurfaced at long last. The condition of the road is really poor in many places and we have received a steady stream of complaints about it.”


The council’s list shows that stretches of Courtney Road, Kingswood High Street, Cecil Road and Blackhorse Road are also to be resurfaced during 2013/14.


The Woodstock councillors did, however, voice their concerns about the quality of road resurfacing generally. Councillor Andy Perkins added:


“We’ve seen a number of roads resurfaced in Kingswood in recent years which are already deteriorating badly. Some, as little as 2 years old have surfaces breaking up and potholes have been filled. Despite this affecting a number of newly resurfaced roads, we’ve not been told why its happening in so many places, so we hope that council officials will be monitoring the quality of the resurfacing undertaken this coming year.”


3rd May 2013

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