Dangerous road damage at Trench Road

Tue, 19/12/2017 - 14:36 -- Editor

SDLP Derry Waterside Councillor Martin Reilly has called on DfI Roads to give the Trench Road in the Waterside urgent attention as a large and dangerous pothole has developed adjacent to the busy concrete factory. Cllr Reilly said, 

 “People living in the area have contacted the SDLP to ask for assistance in getting this dangerous pothole repaired as soon as possible.  Given its size and location across both road and footpath, it’s affecting pedestrians and motorists. With dark evenings and the wet weather it’s more difficult to see the extent of the problem leading people to damage their car. I have been in touch with DfI to ask for maintenance action.” Continuing Cllr Reilly said,  “Councils in England have been exploring the potential of incorporating the use of recycled plastic into the tarmac mix which not only diverts this waste away from our rivers, oceans and landfill, but also is shown to give the tarmac more resistance and durability which saves costs in the long term. Other Roads authorities are investigating the potential of sunflower oils as a self~healing tarmac. I have asked DfI Roads to consider the potential of such developments here as well.”

SDLP Derry Waterside Councillor Martin Reilly has called on DfI Roads to give the Trench Road in the Waterside urgent attention as a large and dangerous pothole has developed adjacent to the busy concrete factory. Cllr Reilly said,  “People living in the area have contacted the SDLP to ask for assistance in getting this dangerous pothole repaired as soon as possible.  Given its size and location across both road and footpath, it’s affecting pedestrians and motorists. With dark evenings and the wet weather it’s more difficult to see the extent of the problem leading people to damage their car. I have been in touch with DfI to ask for maintenance action.” Continuing Cllr Reilly said,  “Councils in England have been exploring the potential of incorporating the use of recycled plastic into the tarmac mix which not only diverts this waste away from our rivers, oceans and landfill, but also is shown to give the tarmac more resistance and durability which saves costs in the long term. Other Roads authorities are investigating the potential of sunflower oils as a self~healing tarmac. I have asked DfI Roads to consider the potential of such developments here as well.”