We have received the following information today from Lyn Harvey , District Highways Engineer at Essex County Council, which we quote with her agreement:
This is the first section of footway improvements planned for Rawreth Lane ? we have the best part of ?100k of Capital Funding to spend on improving the footway along the length of the road. We will be working towards the West initially on the south side of the road to connect up with the new Asda works and then consider works on the north side of the road.
The funding available must be spent before the end of this financial year but of course unfortunately the success of our bid coincided with the Wimpey/Asda works and ECC could not add to the problems experienced on the road by carrying out additional works at the same time.
I expect we shall get complaints as I?m sure everyone is fed up with ?works? in the road however an allocation of this amount of funding should be considered good news for the area.
We discussed leaving the works until after Xmas but timescales would then be tight to complete before the end of the financial year and decided that to continue directly after the completion of the Asda works would be best as the travelling public have got used to the traffic management problems and alternative travelling patterns have become the norm.
Over the years we have received complaints about the poor state of the pavement along Rawreth Lane so it is good to see that work is being done.