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Resident’s shock at ‘awful’ Sandy Lane repairs in Rushbrooke, near Bury St Edmunds





A resident has expressed his shock at the ‘awful’ repairs to a road in a Suffolk village.

Marcus Popham, 57, said he had been left dumbfounded by the work completed so far in Sandy Lane, in Rushbrooke, near Bury St Edmunds, which included covering potholes.

The road has been closed since December and repairs began last week.

Rushbrooke resident Marcus Popham is not impressed with the repairs completed in Sandy Lane. Pictures: Marcus Popham
Rushbrooke resident Marcus Popham is not impressed with the repairs completed in Sandy Lane. Pictures: Marcus Popham

Mr Popham said a number of cars’ tyres had been ripped off due to the potholes and yet the work to fix the road’s issues was ‘comical’.

“This road has been closed for ages now and honestly a child could do a better job because the repairs are unbelievably awful,” he said.

Mr Popham said you could pick parts of the road surface up with your finger ‘so no doubt that’ll be lifting very soon’.

Work on the road began last week
Work on the road began last week

Asphalt had also been placed in muddy puddles and over nettles in the road, he said.

“It’s absolutely comical and it’s just amusing how bad it is to be honest, said Mr Popham.

“We can’t believe it, it’s such a waste and I’ve never seen workmanship like it.”

According to one.network, the works are due to continue until the end of September.

Nettles in the asphalt on the road
Nettles in the asphalt on the road

Suffolk Highways has been approached for comment.