Sort out ‘Third World’ road

Gazette: Sort out ‘Third World’ road Sort out ‘Third World’ road

RESIDENTS are calling for urgent action on part of a road which they say resembles a bomb site.

They also say the stretch of Mersea Road between numbers 362 to 392 could easily be mistaken for a Third World road because of the damage caused by traffic forced to mount grass verges.

Doris Gooch, 81, has lived there for nearly 50 years, and is campaigning for the road to be widened.

She said: “It can look like a Third World road here at times. I would just like to invite the people who make decisions on the roads to come and spend a fortnight here and see what they think after that.

“We need action now.”

A petition calling for improvements has been signed by residents and passed to Dave Harris, councillor for Berechurch.

It will now be submitted to the Colchester Local Highways Panel.

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8:26am Mon 20 Jan 14

EdLoach says...

A quick web search suggests the section in question is here http://goo.gl/maps/s
2PSp (Google Streetview), and is a small service road off the main Mersea Road. Panning round from the above view, it looks like the problem is likely to be difficulty with passing parked cars, so the quick fix would be to extend the double yellow lines for the full length of this section of road. Why it is so bad at this end where there are already double yellow lines is unclear - it is almost as though someone regularly cuts the corner, or (based on the angle of the tyre tracks in Google StreetView) deliberately drives on this bit. Anyway, perhaps also extend the existing bollards around the whole of the corner.
A quick web search suggests the section in question is here http://goo.gl/maps/s 2PSp (Google Streetview), and is a small service road off the main Mersea Road. Panning round from the above view, it looks like the problem is likely to be difficulty with passing parked cars, so the quick fix would be to extend the double yellow lines for the full length of this section of road. Why it is so bad at this end where there are already double yellow lines is unclear - it is almost as though someone regularly cuts the corner, or (based on the angle of the tyre tracks in Google StreetView) deliberately drives on this bit. Anyway, perhaps also extend the existing bollards around the whole of the corner. EdLoach
  • Score: 2

9:25am Mon 20 Jan 14

TheCaptain says...

I walked along there yesterday and didn't think it was that bad. It's a service road and that seems okay and the footpath is on the other side, out of picture and is fine. So perhaps it's unsightly but not a major issue.
I walked along there yesterday and didn't think it was that bad. It's a service road and that seems okay and the footpath is on the other side, out of picture and is fine. So perhaps it's unsightly but not a major issue. TheCaptain
  • Score: 0

10:16am Mon 20 Jan 14

stevedawson says...

A lot of estates that had greenswade areas included in layout of yesteryears traffic are now costly usightly mud areas with todays car ownership.
A lot of estates that had greenswade areas included in layout of yesteryears traffic are now costly usightly mud areas with todays car ownership. stevedawson
  • Score: 1

12:20pm Mon 20 Jan 14

verjo says...

Do you people know what the third world is like? It is a saying that is becoming overused.
Do you people know what the third world is like? It is a saying that is becoming overused. verjo
  • Score: 6

12:52pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Reginald47 says...

It's not remotely like the Third World, neither is it remotely like a bomb site. Councillors and residents exaggerating like this won't help their cause.
It's not remotely like the Third World, neither is it remotely like a bomb site. Councillors and residents exaggerating like this won't help their cause. Reginald47
  • Score: 1

4:51pm Mon 20 Jan 14

irememberwhen says...

Is it a bomb site? Is it third world? There's only one way to find out........
Is it a bomb site? Is it third world? There's only one way to find out........ irememberwhen
  • Score: -2

6:49pm Mon 20 Jan 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

1.
BUY YOURSELF A FIAT PANDA 4X4 DIESEL CROSS 70 TO 80 MPG.

2.
THIS IS NOT SILVERSTONE OR THE RUNWAY AT STANSTED.

3.
OUR BROTHERS IN THE REAL 3RD WORLD WOULD GIVE THEIR HIND LEGS TO BE LIVING IN AN AREA LIKE THAT BE THANKFUL AND GET ON WITH YOUR LIFE.

YOU CANT HAVE EVERYTHING PERFECT AND PRISSY IN LIFE SUCH AS ME!
JACK EDWARDS
1. BUY YOURSELF A FIAT PANDA 4X4 DIESEL CROSS 70 TO 80 MPG. 2. THIS IS NOT SILVERSTONE OR THE RUNWAY AT STANSTED. 3. OUR BROTHERS IN THE REAL 3RD WORLD WOULD GIVE THEIR HIND LEGS TO BE LIVING IN AN AREA LIKE THAT BE THANKFUL AND GET ON WITH YOUR LIFE. YOU CANT HAVE EVERYTHING PERFECT AND PRISSY IN LIFE SUCH AS ME! JACK EDWARDS A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: -4

12:59am Tue 21 Jan 14

Boris says...

A Very Private Gentleman wrote:
1.
BUY YOURSELF A FIAT PANDA 4X4 DIESEL CROSS 70 TO 80 MPG.

2.
THIS IS NOT SILVERSTONE OR THE RUNWAY AT STANSTED.

3.
OUR BROTHERS IN THE REAL 3RD WORLD WOULD GIVE THEIR HIND LEGS TO BE LIVING IN AN AREA LIKE THAT BE THANKFUL AND GET ON WITH YOUR LIFE.

YOU CANT HAVE EVERYTHING PERFECT AND PRISSY IN LIFE SUCH AS ME!
JACK EDWARDS
Please don't shout.
[quote][p][bold]A Very Private Gentleman[/bold] wrote: 1. BUY YOURSELF A FIAT PANDA 4X4 DIESEL CROSS 70 TO 80 MPG. 2. THIS IS NOT SILVERSTONE OR THE RUNWAY AT STANSTED. 3. OUR BROTHERS IN THE REAL 3RD WORLD WOULD GIVE THEIR HIND LEGS TO BE LIVING IN AN AREA LIKE THAT BE THANKFUL AND GET ON WITH YOUR LIFE. YOU CANT HAVE EVERYTHING PERFECT AND PRISSY IN LIFE SUCH AS ME! JACK EDWARDS[/p][/quote]Please don't shout. Boris
  • Score: 0

1:04am Tue 21 Jan 14

Boris says...

In our area, the closest I have seen to Third World road conditions is some of the roads in the Brooklands area of Jaywick, which are similar to the back streets of Tegucigalpa, Guayaquil or Monrovia.
In our area, the closest I have seen to Third World road conditions is some of the roads in the Brooklands area of Jaywick, which are similar to the back streets of Tegucigalpa, Guayaquil or Monrovia. Boris
  • Score: -2

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