LETTER: Maintenance needed in our Lockyer roads

WITH a newly elected Lockyer Valley Regional Council settling in, now injected with some new energy, may I respectfully suggest that the new members take a road tour.

They will see badly neglected roads or street pavements starving for attention.

Badly sagged, heaving of paved surfaces and guttering (kerb and channel), blocked drainage, or drainage aimed at downhill private residences etc.

Also they will see severely eroded bitumen edging, caused by grassed shoulder verges higher than the bitumen edges, not allowing for surface water run-off and silted up side drains. (Look at Tarantall - Harvey - Glendene roads as example).

This in-attention results in narrower-bitumen surfaces, dangerous tyre ripping jagged edges. Also many pavements are in need of enrichment reseals.

While at it they should observe the inefficient operation of the "Jet Patcher."

The materials used in this operation, will only be effective, if "Jetted" in layers, taking around 30/45 min. to set at say 30mm layers.

My observations equates to a very expensive, waste of ratepayers funding.

Please councillors, pull the waste back for our sake. Encourage council to be more attentive to matters closer to home, start at the top or bottom, but keep operations close to home.

BOB FOWKE Regency Downs



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