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Capron Road / Olma Road entire road length

Reported via mobile in the Road Surface category anonymously at 12:00, Tuesday 15 February 2022

Sent to Central Bedfordshire Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 367267.

The whole of Capron road is absolutely diabolical with potholes, bumps and extremely poor roadsurfaces. Whilst I am aware of some reports in the past, I am dismayed by the lack of action and some inspectors not assessing the repair necessity of this stretch of road. The damage is undoubtedly due to the huge amount of speeding traffic which now shortcuts through this area and alarmingly despite previously reported incidents near misses and supposed inspection this road surface is in an appalling condition. The residents of these two roads have had to put up with an awful lot of issues regarding vehicles, including lorries which are banned over 7.5t speeding over these damaged road surfaces, spilling loads liquids and other junk not to mention the noise night and day, due to the bouncing and sometimes collision damage to parked cars! Please could we politely request a proper assessment of these roads please and address the issues concerning this and other matters responsibly, without the need to escalate matters on a more involved scale. Many thanks for your anticipated response and prompt action. Regards. MP

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  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Central Bedfordshire Council at 12:00, Tuesday 15 February 2022

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    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 12:08, Thursday 17 February 2022

  • The enforcement of speed limits is the responsibility of the police. If you think vehicles are travelling in excess of the permitted speed limit on a regular basis, please contact Bedfordshire Police on the non-urgent number of 101.

    Although only the police can enforce the speed limit, the public can also get involved in helping raise awareness of speeding through the Community Speedwatch programme.

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    In terms of the condition of the road surface, I'm passing this report on to our Area Maintenance Team to review - not further action at this stage from Traffic Management Team.

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 10:34, Friday 18 February 2022

  • Thank you for your Highways report.
    We have now inspected the defect and no planned repair is necessary at this stage. Please be assured that we will continue to monitor and inspect the road in line with our established service plan.

    We have recently temporary repaired carriageway defects, i inspected again today and there are no defects at intervention level, however I will add this road to our Structural Maintenance list for a full re-surface, however all requests on this list will be prioritised based on various criteria and it can often take as long as 5 years for a re-surface to take place, and even then there’s no guarantee the area will be prioritised.

    We will continue to monitor this area.

    Thank you for reporting this matter,
    Central Bedfordshire Council Highways

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 16:06, Friday 18 February 2022

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