“These works are simply unavoidable and must be done now, to make sure the road surface holds up for the next decade. Of course, if there was any way we could keep the road open then we would.
“We are doing everything we can to keep disruption to residents to a minimum and we apologise for any temporary disruption this may cause.”
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