BELEAGUERED residents in a Burton suburb are celebrating after long-awaited delays to repair damaged kerbs and pavements look set to be coming to an end.
Homeowners in Quorn Close, Brizlincote Valley, have been forced to walk in the road now for several months due to problems with scheduled improvement works.
However, work by ward councillors Jake Fellows and Bernard Peters has now seen plans put in place for the work to be completed in the next two months.
Councillor Fellows said: “Following the commencement of works earlier this year, it was identified that a BT cable had previously been placed at an insufficient depth within the footway, precluding the completion of surface finishing works.
“Unfortunately, these cables were laid incorrectly at the time of the footpath’s original construction, which had been unknown until now.
“While I can appreciate that both parties have procedures and requirements to follow, the debate really needed to be drawn to a close expediently for the benefit of residents.
“A frank and positive approach has now been initiated, so we can finally get these works completed.
“I fully sympathise with the frustrations of residents, where all local borough and county councillors are committed to working together in order to deliver prompt conclusions to residents’ issues.”
It is now hoped that works will be completed within the next two months following formal meetings between Staffordshire County Council and BT.
After the work is completed, further resurfacing works look set to take place on Cottesmore Close.
The total cost of the county council resurfacing works in the two locations is believed to be around £38,000 and was originally set to be concluded in April.
The problem was first revealed after a near 10ft-long crater was dug into a massive swathe of pavement in Quorn Close in November last year.