Council officers investigating fix for uneven Wood Street paving

Buckled: the paving in Wood Street

Buckled: the paving in Wood Street

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Council officers are investigating ways to revamp buckled and uneven paving in Kingston town centre.

The brick road surface in Wood Street, between John Lewis and the Bentall Centre, has been damaged over the years by bus traffic.

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Buckled: the paving in Wood Street

Councillor David Cunningham, cabinet member for transport, said: "I think it's stood the test of time for 20 years, but it's looking a bit tired.

"I don't think there's anything stucturally wrong with the road, but it in need of some TLC."

A council spokesman said: "We are aware the paving is uneven due to heavy usage by buses.

"We are working with our contractor to find a robust solution that can withstand the high volume and weight this section of the road is subjected to."

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12:02pm Wed 20 Aug 14

SteveC1964 says...

OK, so it needs renewing after 20 years. By all means do some research to find good system that will last, but the fact is that everything needs maintenance. It's probably better to have brick blocks that can be lifted and laid again rather than a tarmac surface or concrete that will look patchy when it's dug up by the utilities. Please don't put down granite cobbles that were put down the edges of the High Street in New Malden. The existing blocks should be re-used to reduce waste and lorry trips delivering new paving.
OK, so it needs renewing after 20 years. By all means do some research to find good system that will last, but the fact is that everything needs maintenance. It's probably better to have brick blocks that can be lifted and laid again rather than a tarmac surface or concrete that will look patchy when it's dug up by the utilities. Please don't put down granite cobbles that were put down the edges of the High Street in New Malden. The existing blocks should be re-used to reduce waste and lorry trips delivering new paving. SteveC1964
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7:54am Thu 21 Aug 14

Sandrog says...

As a wheelchair user it would be nice to have something that doesn't jolt and jar your back. It is really awful having to go over cobbled streets, and the gutters that run along most of the main thoroughfares in Kingston.
Sandrog 24b
As a wheelchair user it would be nice to have something that doesn't jolt and jar your back. It is really awful having to go over cobbled streets, and the gutters that run along most of the main thoroughfares in Kingston. Sandrog 24b Sandrog
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