Town Talk: Council praised for road repairs action

TAMESIDE Council’s highways team has been praised for intervening and putting pressure on a gas company to carry out emergency repairs to a crumbling road in Stalybridge town centre.

Corporation Street collapsing

Ray Harrison, chair of Stalybridge Town Team, raised concerns about the condition of Corporation Street after it was excavated by Cadent Gas Services last year to lay a new gas main.

Mr Harrison explained: “The works were completed and the block paves were re-instated but due to the sub structure certain areas started sinking.

“Over the last month with the heavy rain in February and March the block paves started to wash out and became a problem for motorists.”

Mr Harrison contacted highways but this was not highways problem as the gas service provider had re-instated the road.

He added through the efforts of highways constantly contacting the gas service provider the area was re-instated with a temporary tarmac covering.

Corporation Street following repairs

Mr Harrison said: “We are pleased with the outcome and the block paving will be re-instated at a later date when the sub-structure has settled.

“I would like to thank Lee Holland at TMBC Highways, Cllr David Sweeton and Cllr Adrian Pearce for their help to rectify this problem.”

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