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  • Friendly word or warning if you use Steanard Lane Mirfield

    By pmadmin
    In Climate Change
    Nov 17th, 2016
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    Please take extra care on Steanard Lane in the winter months especially in ice conditions/ and storms snow/rain.

    “Safety dilapidation note” The problems on Steanard  Lane, are now quickly getting worse, and have now become high risk to the public, Ie; road users, and foot traffic. The main issues are the old concrete post’s which are now corroding and re-bar protruding from the post, in turn, weakening the integrity for which the post was originally designed for. Also, parts of the fencing/ Barrier are missing.

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    A form of a scaffolding tube has been used for several repairs throughout the fencing/ Barrier, which do not comply with highway specifications. in several areas along Steanard lane, there is less than a meter between the fencing/ Barrier, and the River Calder, some of the scaffolding repairs have taken place at these points. most of the repairs are very poor/ and have not been reinstated with resin, or cement. It would not take much force to break through these areas let alone a car or farm vertical ext. Also, the scaffolding tubing would form more danger to road users if impact accrued.

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    The barrier which is located at the junction of Sands lane is too short in length/ and has not been installed correctly to highways specification, most traffic at speed would ride over the barrier/ and plunge into the River Calder.

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    When river levels are high the river will submerge Steanard lane first before over areas along the river footprint of Mirfield. Boxing day 2015 the water reach over 1-meter deep above the road level at these points/ it only takes 400mm of water to float a car/ and the protection which is in place “fencing/ Barrier” would not stop a car from entering the main river flow.

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    By; S Benson 17th November 2016

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