LONG-OVERDUE MAKEOVER FOR ONE OF PENARTH’S WORST ROADS

The planing machine is removing the old rutted surface of Raisdale Road - the remains of which are fed by conveyor into a the lorry ahead of it

The planing machine is removing the old rutted surface of Raisdale Road – the remains of which are fed by conveyor into a  lorry ahead of it for recycling.

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

With Raisdale Road closed today and tomorrow - diversions are in place

With Raisdale Road closed today and tomorrow – diversions are in place

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 being ground up and re-cycled.

Raisdale Road is being ground up and recycled.

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.

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11 Responses to LONG-OVERDUE MAKEOVER FOR ONE OF PENARTH’S WORST ROADS

  1. Frank (yawn) Bird says:

    I seriously suggest that the title of the worst road in Penarth should go to Andrew Road which has around 200 grossly overfilled potholes which are now like small mountains.

  2. Glad that the Vale has finally listened to my calls for action over Raisdale Road. It has been in a terrible state for at least 5 years. At least it is being resurfaced fully, which makes up for the numerous potholes that have been there so long.

    • A local Penarth Resident says:

      I asked too, how can you be so sure it was only your doing????

      I also asked for Plymouth Road, Westbourne Road, Windsor Road, A4232, M4 and M5 to be resurfaced.
      Oh and for the M4 relief road to be built.

  3. Mr e vole says:

    Did you really just claim the glory for this?

  4. The Tax payer says:

    So which MP or Councillor lives here then !!! 😎 You don’t need speed ramps with the state of the roads in Penarth

  5. Frank Evans says:

    I rang the council two months ago about this. Not so fast with the credit earnest councilor.

  6. AK says:

    Who needs 20mph zones when you have road surfaces and parking like we do in Penarth !

  7. No councillor lives in Raisdale Road, However I represent the ward, so it is my job to report these things if brought to my attention.

    • Bobby says:

      So basically what Councillor Earnest is saying is that the Vale ignore the many requests from “Joe public” and only react when a Councillor gets involved.

      • The Tax payer says:

        Sounds good to me. I will contact Mr Ernest soon to get the road that I live in repaired !! £50 says it doesn’t happen 👍

  8. AK says:

    The man with the yellow paint spray has been marking out the potholes in my street and surrounding streets.

    I live in hope that he will return with a barrow of tarmac and a shovel, sometime soon.

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