Friday, February 13, 2009

Pot luck or bad standards with potholes? 

I remember icy winters from many years back now - and I simply dont remember such winters resulting in so many immediate serious pot-holes in the roads come the thaws.

Anyone else noticed this? Is this 'the years past grasses were greener' syndrome, or do we reach for the Jutland comment (*) and ask if there is something wrong with our bl%&dy roads today?

Have we been indulging in inferior standards of road-laying with the imperfections disguided by a series of warmer winters? Or did the regular occurence of icy winters in decades past expose flaws in the roads at once, so they could be caugh at once? In the second explenation, small cracks and imperfections are remaining undicovered or untreated for years, develop in secret, and are getting cruelly exposed at the first ice-expansion assault.

Or some other reason?

Our various local residents will be asking for explenations so we need to nail this one down. Any comments nationwide?

* Admiral Jellicoe commented at Jutland, as British battlecruisers exploded right and left, 'there is something wrong with our bloody ships today'. Come to think of it we could pinch that quote for our banks now, too.

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Can't comment on whether the road-laying standards and materials have declined, but the increasing road use and lorry axle weights are likely to be a factor.
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