One of the top-contenders in the lengthy list of Penarth’s worst roads – Raisdale Road – is closed today and tomorrow for long overdue resurfacing.
The road is heavily used by traffic emerging from the one way system on the Esplanade and also as a less convoluted way of getting out of Penarth to the South for vehicles wanting to get onto Lavernock Road
Crews working for Lafarge/Tarmac were today skimming off the rutted surface and shooting the spoil into an accompanying truck prior to laying-down a new asphalt surface.
The resurfacing includes the part of the road which goes over the railway bridge which had become deeply rutted at the junction with Westbourne Road and Augusta Road. One motorist said the surface at this point was so bad it often gave him the impression that his front wheels were no longer connected to the steering wheel.
Raisdale Road is named after Raisdale – and Raisdale Beck – in the North Yorkshire National Park and after the home county of the shipowner J .W. Pyman who hailed from Yorkshire and built the adjacent Raisdale House.