Awful roads

PUBLISHED: 11:57 08 May 2008 | UPDATED: 13:15 06 May 2010

SIR, — I am writing to complain about the dreadful condition of some of the roads in St Albans. I was so fed up with waiting for something to be done that last week I drove around parts of central St Albans and was embarrassed and astonished at the amount

SIR, - I am writing to complain about the dreadful condition of some of the roads in St Albans. I was so fed up with waiting for something to be done that last week I drove around parts of central St Albans and was embarrassed and astonished at the amount of cracks, bumps and dangerous potholes, many of which have been present for many months. I have now decided to write to you in the hope that this can help with my complaint.

St Albans is one of the finest and most-expensive cities in England to live in yet we have some of the worst-maintained roads, possibly in the country.

Some of the worst roads that I note in my travels are as follows: Catherine Street, Holywell Hill, Sandpit Lane, Lemsford Road, Beaconsfield Road, Stanhope Road, Battlefield Road - and probably the worst of them all, Station Way, which has looked like a rubbish-tip site for longer than I can remember.

Work has come to a complete standstill. Anyone visiting St Albans for the first time and alighting at St Albans City Station might just think that they are in one of the more deprived cities in England.

Why are we paying so much in council tax yet having to put up with such dangerous and embarrassing roads? It is a disgrace to the city of St Albans and its citizens and something must be done to rectify this anomaly as soon as possible.

ANTHONY LEWIS,

Thirlstane, St Albans.

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