Motorist Fills Pothole Without Consent- Private Company Gets Enraged

Law enforcement and the Public Works Department in Cornwall, England are currently searching for an unidentified driver who reportedly took action and filled a massive pothole in the road with cement.

British individuals are fully aware that the roads are not always in the best condition. However, the residents of Cornwall faced additional difficulties when they had to find alternative routes to avoid the section at the intersection of Tanhouse Road and Bodmin Hill in Lostwithiel. This was because there was a massive hole right in the middle of the road surface.

The road was officially closed in early April. A spokesperson from the Cornwall Council blamed ongoing drainage issues for the deterioration of the road’s surface.

However, following a month of no action from the government, an unidentified person became quite frustrated with the enormous pothole. They took matters into their own hands and filled it with concrete during the first weekend of May. This do-it-yourself repair did manage to temporarily reopen the road. Unfortunately, the road repair company Cormac, which is responsible for fixing roads on behalf of Cornwall Council, closed the road once more because their team had not officially carried out the repair work.

The Cornwall Highways chiefs are currently searching for the person accountable for this incident. They have stated that an unidentified individual carried out the task of removing the signs without permission.

A private driver has repaired the pothole.

The road closure is expected to last until June 9th as the company needs to address the backlog of pothole repairs. A manager from Cornwall Highways stated this. “If information regarding who carried out the works becomes known in the community, I would be grateful if details could be shared.” Colin Martin, the Cornwall councilor for Lanreath and Lostwithiel, stated that this pothole was the worst. “perfect metaphor for the way that the entire public sector is crumbling due to underinvestment.”

In an interview with Cornwall Live, Mr. Martin expressed his thoughts.

“The latest is that the road has been closed again and will remain closed until it is ‘properly’ repaired by Cormac, but they say this could be weeks away as all available teams have been diverted to filling smaller potholes on roads which are still open. Over the past two years, the Conservatives running Cornwall Council have cut the budget for road resurfacing and proactive maintenance. As a result of this short-sighted decision, potholes are now appearing across Cornwall faster than Cormac can fill them in.”

A citizen has once again taken on the responsibility of improving the city. Back in 2017, a Toronto resident noticed that the community garden needed new park stairs. The city estimated the cost to be between $65,000 and $150,000. However, the man decided to take matters into his own hands and built the stairs himself for only $550. Unsurprisingly, the city was displeased with his actions. To discover what they did next, continue reading.

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