Thurlow villarers’ concern over road works

MHBG-07-11-13 Roadworks
MHBG-07-11-13 Roadworks

Villagers have raised concerns that roadworks in Thurlow could put people’s lives at risk.

The Street in Thurlow has been dug up since June, limiting traffic to a single lane.

Work was due to be finished on the road by June 26, but, though residents say there are no workers to be seen on the site, the barriers remain in place .

Shirley Draper, who lives in the area, is often inconvenienced by the traffic and fears the narrowed road could cause accidents.

“They are an absolute hazard,” she said. “You can see the skid marks on the road outside my house from where cars have had to slam on the brakes.

“A lot of traffic comes through, it’s the main cut-through.

“The road has been dug up. There are yellow plastic covers on it and barriers surrounding it, but there’s not a soul there to be seen.

“My main concern is that there is a garage and a pub, as well as a school, nearby. Somebody along here, and it could easily be me, could be hit. That’s what I’m worried about.”

Councillor Keith Bunting, Chairman of Thurlow Parish Council, said: “We’ve been writing letters to see what can be done but have had no response.

“I can’t understand it. It’s slowing down traffic.

“What puzzles us is that they put up the plastic coverings and made a hole in the road, but no work has been done there for I don’t know how long. “

Signs at the site say the work is being undertaken by BT, but the parish council is unsure who is currently using the area,

“It stops cars going through properly,” said Cllr Bunting. “It’s also an eyesore.

“We have asked for this to be sorted out and I don’t know why nothing’s been done yet.”