Thank you so much for your kind attention,
I know that funds are scarce but this rout is a school run and the thought of an accident occurring because of the road surface is just freighting.
With kind regards
(Wicklow pothole action group)
On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 10:51 AM, Kay Leeson <KLeeson@wicklowcoco.ie> wrote:
Just to let you know that Mr. Marnane has stated that there was too much water yesterday to be able to repir this area, so they put signs on it. It is expected to get it repaired to day. Regards Kay
From: Sent: 06 April 2010 15:24
To: Kay Leeson
Subject: Re: Pothole action group
Dear Kay thank you for your prompt reply T
On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 3:20 PM, Kay Leeson <KLeeson@wicklowcoco.ie> wrote:
I wish to acknowledge receipt of your query in regard to state of road at Lower Ballynerrin. This concern has been forwarded to Mr. Declan Marnane, Area Engineer, for his report and recommendation. Regards Kay
From: Alvina Brehony
Sent: 06 April 2010 11:05
To: Catherine McCann; Transportation and Roads – Admin
Subject: FW: Pothole action group
Sent: 04 April 2010 20:56
To: County Secretary – Group
Subject: Pothole action group
WICKLOW COUNTY COUNCIL
Ref: Wicklow Pothole watch group.
Dear Sir or Madam
We would like to bring to your attention the very dangerous state of the road (Map attached and Video) of the Lower Ballynerrin (Marlton road end)
We believe this to be a priority case in road safety as it is a road leading to a school
(Wicklow Montessori school).We asks you to give this your immediate attention before there is a serious accident here.
Thank you (Map) http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&om=0&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=110170022048891024386.000445344891f973d27e2&ll=52.968854,-6.050034&spn=0.021038,0.074158&t=h&z=14 video clip link http://thepressnet.com/2010/04/04/573h
General information on Potholes
A pothole (sometimes called kettle and known in parts of the Western United States as a chuckhole) is a type of disruption in the surface of a roadway where a portion of the road material has broken away, leaving a hole. Most potholes are formed due to fatigue of the pavement surface. As fatigue fractures develop they typically interlock in a pattern known as “alligator cracking”. The chunks of pavement between fatigue cracks are worked loose and may eventually be picked out of the surface by continued wheel loads, thus forming a pothole.
The formation of potholes is exacerbated by low temperatures, as water expands when it freezes to form ice, and puts greater stress on an already cracked pavement or road. Once a pothole forms, it grows through continued removal of broken chunks of pavement. If a pothole fills with water the growth may be accelerated, as the water “washes away” loose particles of road surface as vehicles pass. In temperate climates, potholes tend to form most often during spring months when the subgrade is weak due to high moisture content. However, potholes are a frequent occurrence anywhere in the world, including in the tropics.