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Does anyone know what anyone’s doing?

10.20.10 | Comment?

The highways division of the County Council appears to be in meltdown.    Here are two responses about the A577 Local Safety Scheme:

1st October 2010,  from the Executive Director for Environment in reply to my letter of 15th June 2010 (it only took three and a half months):

Following consultation on the A577 Local Safety Scheme, a report is being prepared for the Cabinet Member which contains all the points you raised.

5th October 2010, From the Highways Design Team, in response to a ‘chasing’ email:

The scheme has been approved and we have ordered the work although I do not have a date for work to start on site. I will contact you again once I know something definite.

So it’s been approved, expect that it hasn’t.

Here’s my reply to the design team:

  • Your statement appears to be out of keeping with a letter to me of 01 October from the Executive Director for the Environment, which states that ‘Following consultation on the A577 Local Safety Scheme, a report is being prepared for the Cabinet Member which contains all the points you raised’.
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    In any event, can I suggest that you now avoid starting the works at the Wigan Road/Dickets Lane junction until this is clarified, and until I have taken a Community Call for Action item on this matter to a forthcoming O& meeting at West Lancs Borough Council (12 November).

This needn’t stop work on other sections of the road if the works have in fact been authorised.

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