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Drivers and cyclists warned to take extra care down dangerous road

 Published on: 13th February 2019   |   By: Charlie Reynolds   |   Category: Uncategorized

Drivers and cyclists in particular, are being warned to avoid the notorious village road, Berry Lane, due to the appalling state of the road.

Despite repeated requests from the Chorleywood Residents Association (CRA) to carry out urgent repairs, no immediate work has yet been carried out.

In the meantime, Richard Hartley from the CRA, told MyChorleywoodNews that many local residents have stopped using Berry Lane.

He explained how drivers are avoiding the road and are using the busy A404 instead, which is adding to the congestion which the A404 already suffers from.

Richard said: “The potholes and general road surface not only damages cars, it is particularly dangerous for cyclists and motorcyclists as Berry Lane is only single width. 

“The problem is even worse when it is wet or dark as drivers cannot see quite how bad the road surface is.”

Executive member for highways and the environment for HCC, Phil Bibby, after speaking to MyChorleywoodNews, has confirmed that the road is in the programme of planned works of 2019/20 for surface dressing.

He said: “We (HCC) are aware of the condition of Berry Lane, Chorleywood and the fact that the recent winter weather has taken its toll on the road.

“It is included in our programme of planned works for 2019/20 for surface dressing. These planned works will be delivered in two phases, in line with our normal practice for this part of work.

“During 2019, we will be carrying extensive patching along with other work and we will surface dress the road in spring 2020 to seal the patching work and renew the road surface.

“We (HCC) don’t yet have a date for the planned works since our 2019/20 plans have not been programmed, but in the meantime, we will continue to inspect the road and fix any potential hazardous defects to keep the road safe.”

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