Houghton Regis Road Works ... How We Roll

Houghton Regis News Desk 
Thursday, 28 March 2013 at 18:09  
The roundabout at High Street/ Bedford Road junction was patched up today. The work extended beyond the usual 3pm curfew on road works in the area, and resulted in longer delays than usual.

FBUser #18 It often goes beyond 3pm! 
Or at least seems it!
Thursday, 28 March 2013 at 18:13 

FBUser #19 thought traffic was bit heavy coming from duns at 3-45.
Thursday, 28 March 2013 at 18:16 

FBUser #11 yea patched why not done properly it will be bad again in no time what a waist of time
Thursday, 28 March 2013 at 18:18 

FBUser #20 longer delays as usual you mean !
Thursday, 28 March 2013 at 18:19  

FBUser #13 Yh its been an absolute nightmare driving thru ....also a few lit bollards wouldn't go amiss....so u can see where ur actually going...!! X
Thursday, 28 March 2013 at 18:20 

FBUser #11 please someone tell me why we pay road tax??? cos thats not the only bad bit of road in houghton there is holes everywhere
Thursday, 28 March 2013 at 18:25 

FBUser #21 Really can't please some people! Moan thats it's in a bad state then moan when it's patched up properly in time for the major resurfacing in May!
Thursday, 28 March 2013 at 18:27 

FBUser #22 shouldnt have got in that state anyway and certainly shouldnt have been left unrepaired for so long. major resurfacing in May? bit like the major resurfacing of side roads in houghton regis that took place in october! are potholed to hell! and to this day are still caked in loose stone chippings. councils a joke when it comes to repairing roads. shouldnt have spent the budget fitting 300 speed humps along houghton road, its bumpy enough as it is.
Thursday, 28 March 2013 at 18:40 

FBUser #20 and no clearly cant please some of us why did it take so long for it to be fixed in the first place seen better roads abroad and thats saying something !
Thursday, 28 March 2013 at 18:47

Houghton Regis News Desk The whole of the High Street is due for resurfacing at the end of May, when the works to footpaths etc are completed. That's why it's only a patch for now. The speed bumps in the High Street and Bedford Road are all temporary, and will be removed when the junction raised tables are installed. The alteration works are all at the expense of the supermarket developers, not public funds. 

The other major trouble spot for a significant number of pothole complaints is Poynters Road, and that, too, is scheduled for major resurfacing works after the Houghton Regis High Street area is finished.
Thursday, 28 March 2013 at 19:20 

FBUser #11 wohoo
Thursday, 28 March 2013 at 19:17 

FBUser #20 tithe farm road is terrible at the min for potholes too
Thursday, 28 March 2013 at 19:18   

FBUser #22 oh perfect. so not only are we putting up with months of temporary lights while they mess around with the paths but its going to get worse when they actually do the road?. I also love the fact its due for major works at the end of may and yet they still spanked money on putting in a poor quality roundabout and numerous speed humps when this could have been done when the major resurfacing takes place??????!!!
Thursday, 28 March 2013 at 19:19 

FBUser #11 yea and the bus stops they spent a fortune on they were a great idea all smashed to bits already
Thursday, 28 March 2013 at 19:20 

Houghton Regis News Desk FBUser #22, the removal of the traffic lights and cabling could hardly have been done after resurfacing. FBUser #11,  a major troublemaker has an ASB order against him now.
Thursday, 28 March 2013 at 19:26  

FBUser #22 no but all the work could have been carried out within the same time period or are there only  5 guys at amey who do things bit by bit? why have they put the humps in if they knew they were doing the road? why did they put extra humps in when they realised they spaced them too far apart and people could avoid them instead of rectifying the roundabout?? complete waste of time and money. lets hope they put some effort in rectifying the shambles of a road layout by asda too!!
Thursday, 28 March 2013 at 19:28 

FBUser #23 It isn't just houghton right by where I live it's pot hole hell!!! Sick of swinging in the road to avoid potholes.
Thursday, 28 March 2013 at 19:39  

FBUser #24  I was told that articulated trucks come through there WITH trailers on in the wee hours of the morning, and that some of their wheels are virtually turning on the spot. Hence the ground up surface suffered at the roundabout. Here's hoping that when the raised tables are put in, these will stand up to that sort of treatment.
Thursday, 28 March 2013 at 19:45 

FBUser #24 Central Beds Council have come up with a new reporting tool to help you report pot-holes. It's at https://myaccount.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/myforms/fms-34405.aspg 
But, it's worth noting that the criteria for fixing them is that it should be a hole that is "a minimum of 50mm deep and 150mm in diameter with vertical sides". This information comes from a Freedom of Information request.
Highways Report It Application
You can use this form to report problems associated with our roads - such as potholes, broken street lights or faulty traffic signals.
Thursday, 28 March 2013 at 19:44

FBUser #17 Anyone driven through Toddington recently?
Thursday, 28 March 2013 at 20:29 

FBUser #25 King Street/Queen Street in Houghton Regis is dreadful. First you have to navigate your way thru the 'new car park' for the Alfa Romeo car dealer, who uses the road as an overspill for parking his vehicles during trading hours. Then when you turn right into Queen Street, the whole road looks like a war zone. These roads need major re-surfacing too!
Thursday, 28 March 2013 at 22:07  

FBUser #26 About time they did it. I can drive that way again now. Don't have to risk my tyres that cost £150 each.... 
Thursday, 28 March 2013 at 23:01   

FBUser #6 Ur telling me MISSED my doctors appointment took 1,1/2 hours so NO medication for all.over the weekend Gonna be in cronic pain and possibly have to go into hospital as DIABETIC and have MS and no painkillers or insulin SORT IT OUT for gods sake !!! 

FBUser #6 Houghton to Dunstable hour and a half MENTAL

FBUser #5 I'm glad it's done, but did you see the queue that went back up Poynters Road?

Houghton Regis News Desk FBUser #17 ... A5120 Dunstable Road, Toddington, Central Bedfordshire
28 March — 01 April
Delays likely Traffic control (multi-way signals)
Works location: O/S No38
Works description: Break Out & Patch Footway To Improve Levels & Remove Depression Where Water Holding Causing Potentia...

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