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PostSubject: Penicuik the Pothole Town   Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:20 pm

They have started patching some of them but there are lots more to come, and not just on the roads as many pavements are falling to bits.

http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/Road-closed-after-pothole-causes.6691758.jp
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PostSubject: Re: Penicuik the Pothole Town   Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:56 am

Glad they told us this as I had not noticed myself! I feel like changing the name of my street to Pothole Drive because it is so bad - someone filled in ONE hole yesterday but there are dozens more! I did see someone taking photos of them so maybe something will happen.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-12475589
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PostSubject: Re: Penicuik the Pothole Town   Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:17 pm

For the past two MOTs I have had to have suspension springs on my car replaced and I am
sure that it is down to the condition of the roads Mad I know that the council did make an effort
to fill in a large number of potholes last year but I'm afraid that due to the weather and the fact
that some of the repairs were less than adequate, more work needs to be done. Thankfully they
are fixing the dual carriageway between Burdiehouse and Straiton which really was a nightmare Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: Penicuik the Pothole Town   Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:18 pm

I think one of the worst roads at the moment must be Grahams Road between Auchendinny & Glencorse, nothing can keep to its own side of the road safely. Not only is the road surface covered in pot holes, there are the speed bumps and the verge on the golf course side almost appears to be disintegrating.
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PostSubject: Re: Penicuik the Pothole Town   Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:20 pm

Just in case you're wondering how bad Grahams road is, here are a couple of pictures




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PostSubject: Re: Penicuik the Pothole Town   Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:33 am

If you have potholes near you then this is the page to report them to the council. I reported the craters outside my house over 3 weeks ago with still no sign of anything being done so it seems we need multiple reports to kick them in to taking some action!

https://www.midlothian.gov.uk/site/scripts/xforms_form.aspx?formID=35&language=en

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PostSubject: Re: Penicuik the Pothole Town   Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:43 pm

Interesting site which shows just how bad the roads are around here.....and also how little is being done to fix them. I know the government only get 50 billion in road / fuel / transport taxes but surely they could spare a few quid to fix them?

http://www.fixmystreet.com/reports/Midlothian?all=1
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PostSubject: Re: Penicuik the Pothole Town   Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:21 am

Fear not residents of Boyd Orr Drive, road will be redone in July/august. Wish I could say the same for the other streets in Penicuik!
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PostSubject: Re: Penicuik the Pothole Town   Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:55 pm

Wow! they finally patched up the holes in Boyd-orr Drive!!

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PostSubject: Re: Penicuik the Pothole Town   Sat Apr 30, 2011 8:57 am

On Thursday I drove past some council workmen shovelling in loose tar into the potholes along Grahams Road. I'm glad to see something done there but what happens when we get a downpour? The tar will end up at the bottom of the hill. Surely, this road need something more than a temporary measure?
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PostSubject: Re: Penicuik the Pothole Town   Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:54 am

I cycled down there yesterday and although they have filled ln quite a few potholes, there are some they have missed. It still looks like a patchwork quilt as well. It needs to be rebuilt but I can't see that happening any time soon Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Penicuik the Pothole Town   Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:46 pm

Well, the good news is that Grahams road has been closed so that it can be re-surfaced Very Happy The bad news, if I remember correctly, is that it will last for 4 weeks. I'll need to find some other way to get down to the old railway for a cycle now Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Penicuik the Pothole Town   Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:11 pm

Seems a crazy length of time to shut Grahams Road simply to resurface. Maybe there is some strengthening work to the roadsides needed. Anyway, it's the residents of Auchendinny that don't drive that are being . Obviously there are no buses going thru the village now so if you want a bus you need to phone 24 hrs before you need the bus to get a driver to collect you and take you to a bus stop on the dual carraigeway!!! Here's hoping it's all worth it & maybe Greenlaw Mains I is next in the list (must be a very long list lol!)
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PostSubject: Re: Penicuik the Pothole Town   Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:03 pm

Sign went up today saying that Boyd-orr Drive resurfacing work starts on June 28th (no word about the rest of the streets though!)
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PostSubject: Re: Penicuik the Pothole Town   Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:14 pm

Does seem an excessive amount of time but Grahams Road has been in one hell of a state, though when main roads are in a state it's surely hard to decide which roads get the time and money spent on them.
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PostSubject: Re: Penicuik the Pothole Town   Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:25 pm

Well, they have almost finished resurfacing Grahams road, and what a difference Smile
I just hope they don't finish it off by littering it with speed bumps Rolling Eyes


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PostSubject: Re: Penicuik the Pothole Town   Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:34 pm

Well, Grahams road is open to traffic again. However, the speed bumps are back with a vengence Mad They are now spread out from one side of the road to the other so wide axled vehicles can no longer avoid them.

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PostSubject: Re: Penicuik the Pothole Town   Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:05 pm

Yes Admin I agree but we can't complain as this is a vast improvement. At least the humps are all now the same size and equally spaced. They aren't too severe.
MDC are clearly spending a fair amount on road improvements with the whole of Greenlaw Mains I being re-surfaced, so good on them.
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PostSubject: Re: Penicuik the Pothole Town   Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:09 pm

Apparently Ladywood is also on the agenda shortly, as far as I know it's to be the main road that makes up the bus route.
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PostSubject: Re: Penicuik the Pothole Town   Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:19 pm

musicman wrote:
Apparently Ladywood is also on the agenda shortly, as far as I know it's to be the main road that makes up the bus route.

Work starting next week so buses to be diverted as shown here on Lothian Buses site:

http://www.lothianbuses.com/news/11-traffice-news/763-penicuik-ladywood-from-1-august.html

The council are busy (at last!)
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