Our road has been designated to be resurfaced and last week they began its work that really needed doing. I’ve been here for the past 12 years and neighbours tell me it was way,way back when last done.
Up until a year ago a regular bus operated half hourly. There are many pot holes and we have speed bumps insitu.
The process of taking the surface off was a clean (if you can call it that) task. One lorry with a long arm on scraped the road and it was put immediately into another lorry. Something like a combine Harvester. The following day no workmen. All the cars had gone.
My imagination thought of the days without cars. So very, very peaceful, yet strange to see an empty road. In a few places at one edge of the road (none on the other and only ran a short distance) were very old narrow slabs, a reminder of days gone by.
The tarmacking was done the next day. They were not able to complete all the work due to a couple of cars still being parked, yet around mid-day they had been removed and tarmac laid down. Funny how you always get the awkward ones. Here’s hoping on Monday the work will be complete and then the paintinf of the white lines ect. will be done.