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Everything is not A1 with the Roads Service

I WRITE in response to Wendy Blundell's letter (Write Back, November 26), where she suggested we praise the Roads Service for the work on the A4 dualling project.

The Roads Service does not deserve praise for the ability to deliver on this project, nor any project where it has millions of pounds to hire consultants to make decisions for it and to pay for contractors to complete the work.

The Roads Service should only get praise if and when it conquers the inability to maintain the rest of the crumbling road network.

People would be shocked to realise that the intervention point for defects on the road is 200mm.

For an insight on what it is legally bound to do to about that 18-month-old pothole or broken kerb outside your front door, request a copy of the RSPPG from your local Roads Service office.

After reading it, you decide if the Roads Service is worthy of any praise.


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Dungannon, Co Tyrone

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