Having secured extensive repairs for Harlow roads in April and May, local Member of Parliament, Robert Halfon, Harlow Council Leader, Dan Swords, and Harlow’s County Councillors, have brokered another deal for yet more repairs across the town in pursuit of his campaign to rid local roads of potholes.
Harlow drivers have been battling with potholes for too long. Cars have been damaged, pedestrians put at risk and road users inconvenienced. In April, after active campaigning, Robert and the Harlow Councillors, secured a commitment from Essex County Council, guaranteeing extensive repairs across the town.
Working with Cllr Lee Scott at Essex County Council, the Harlow County Councillors and Cllr Dan Swords at Harlow Council, Mr Halfon has confirmed further works are due to take place across Harlow in June, including full resurfacing work on First Avenue and Edinburgh Way starting next week as well as further repairs across the town. Other major routes in need of urgent repairs, such as Tumbler Road, are currently being programmed and will be included into the programme imminently.
Confirming the work, Robert commented, “I would like to thank Cllr Lee Scott, Cllr Michael Garnett, Cllr Eddie Johnson, Cllr Clive Souter, Cllr Michael Hardware and Cllr Dan Swords for their support in securing a further timetable of works to repair Harlow’s roads. I have been working hard for many months to tackle our pothole problem and I am pleased to have secured such extensive road repairs. Hundreds of potholes have been filled in recent weeks but there is still so much more to do.
“I know that residents are still concerned about the potholes in Harlow, which have become the bane of our lives, making travel in our town difficult and with the potential to cause damage to our cars and vans. I am working hard to ensure we end the pothole plague for good.
“Working with Harlow’s County Councillors, I have been holding Essex County Council to account and ensuring these repairs have been carried out to a high standard, with full resurfacing in some places.”
This schedule of work is on top of the existing repairs planned and are thanks to an extra £17.5 million of funding to Essex County Council from the Government. Repairs have already been undertaken on several major routes across the town.
Residents are also reminded that they can also report new potholes directly to Essex Highways who will take action to assess, make safe and repair roads across the county. You can do this online at https://www.essexhighways.org/tell-us/problem-check