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A case of road rage

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I am writing on behalf of a friend who lives in an area with many worn out unadopted roads more than 70 years old. The estate developer should maintain the roads but he vanished in 1939.

The estate householders have considered clubbing together and having a new coat of tarmac pasted over the cracked up concrete roads but this isn't a viable answer because they can't raise the cash to sort out the problems of the old road first.

The only answer seems to lie in older, labour intensive non-mechanised ways of making, maintaining and repairing roads.

The householders want to learn more about waterbound macadam roads. Also how to scarify roads, then make them up, roll them to line and camber with new metal before surface dressing with hot sprayed tar or bitumen by vehicle, by hand spray or with pouring cans .

Any information/ advice would be gratefully received.

Ken Ross, cbm8032@bigfoot.com

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