Danger – Exploding Pavements!

APPARENTLY ANY PAVEMENT ANYWHERE IN GLASGOW COULD SUDDENLY EXPLODE WITHOUT WARNING!

[Picture of Pavement Damage]The story goes that we have underspent on our infrastructure, and utilities such as water mains pipes have outlived their design life and are in danger of ripping apart spontaneously — as happened at the Citizen’s Theatre (which ironically was running “The Tempest” at the time). The damage to the pavement once the water was drained away and the leak repaired, shows the power of the water main — would YOU like to walking on that pavement when it erupted?

The trouble is that repairs will mean roadworks. Unless these works are properly and sequentially planned, and traffic control measures adjusted in sympathy over the many years this work will take, we will have great inconveniences and much congestion — and a more frustrated and angry population.

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