May 4th – I’ve noticed over the ;past few days that engineers have been examining a lot of local roads since the cold, wet winter left many in a parlous state.
Walsall Council on the whole have been very good at dealing with damage, but more can always be done. Here in Darlaston on a number of streets – but most noticeably Station Street and Darlaston Road – technicians have taken periodic core samples to see how thick the road surges is and what it’s composed of.
This helps with resurfacing, and knowing how much to plane away before laying new tarmac.
When the sample is taken, the perfectly round hole left is filled, leaving this curious scar.
Looks like we’ll be getting some better road surfaces in Darlo soon, then…