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Carl Powner, a residents of Chapel Street, St Helens, is delighted after his street has been resurfaced

Carl Powner, a residents of Chapel Street, St Helens, is delighted after his street has been resurfaced

AFTER years of complaining, a dishevelled road has been repaired in St Helens.

Carl Powner, 51, is delighted that the council has listened to his requests to sort out the surface outside his home, in Chapel Street.

The father-of-one complained to the council after highways engineers began tarmacing the road in Chapel Street a few years ago, but never completed it.

He said that the road is was uneven, with potholes, high kerbs and a formation of litter.

A spokesman for the council said that the road had been inspected in April and it did not appear to be in a bad state of disrepair.

However, it may be considered for work in the 2014/15 highways maintenance scheme.

But in an unexpected turn, engineers began working on-site last week and have now created a smooth surface.

Carl, an NHS worker, said: “The top layer had never been put on, so the road was quite rough and the kerbs were quite high.

“The road surface had deteriorated so there were potholes where the cobbles were showing through.

“There was also litter collecting in the gaps between the bottom of the kerb and Tarmac.

“I contacted my ward councillor, Coun Lynn Glover, who was really good and she said she would try to get the road approved soon.

“Then we got a letter saying the work would start on August 26 and it has now been completed, which is very good news for us all.

“I am delighted and thankful. It is good to see that the council has been responsive to our wants and wishes.”

 

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