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When will rest of our road be resurfaced? views.

FOR a number of years residents of Weoley Avenue, Selly Oak, have contacted Birmingham City Council requesting that the concrete road surface be replaced with a bituminous surface.

The noise and vibration that the existing surface creates is becoming unbearable. A number of residents have observed cracking to exterior and internal walls of their properties.

Some years ago the council replaced a section of the concrete surface from Alwold Road roundabout to property number 109. The remainder of the road surface was not replaced.

When residents contacted the council to ask why the remainder of the road surface had not been replaced, they were told that there was no funding available.

The noise and vibration has become increasingly worse since the No. 21 bus service was replaced with three bus services, the X64, 448 448A/B all single decker buses which travel at high speed along Weoley Avenue.

On March 5, a petition containing 78 resident signatures was submitted to Birmingham City Council. All residents received a letter from Amey Local Government Ltd stating it would be resurfacing Weoley Ave from Alwold Road roundabout to Gibbins Road as part of a five-year upgrade of Birmingham's highways network.

Work commenced on May 8 and the entire road was closed from 0800-1700 for five days.

The only section of the road that was resurfaced was the bituminous surface that had been replaced some years ago between Alwold Road roundabout and property number 109.

On May 14, residents asked the workforce when they were starting work on the remainder of the road and were told that the remainder of the road was not being resurfaced.

Anita Coombes, Selly Oak
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Date:Jun 26, 2012
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