Cars Damaged After Road Blunder

16 September 2011, 06:00

More than 70 people have been left with big repair bills after tarmac on a newly laid road in Wingrave damaged their cars.

They've now filed thousands of pounds worth of claims.

Contractors were asked to finish the resurfacing project in Leighton Road by 9am on Sunday, 4 September to allow it dry properly before the road was reopened.

But, according to Buckinghamshire County Council, heavy rain meant it didn't dry adequately.

More than 70 people have already filed claims with Transport for Buckinghamshire, run by the county council, because of the damage to their cars.

Judi Adams, who works at MacIntyre School in Wingrave, has a bill for more than £1,500 to fix the damage.

She told Heart she's angry as the county council won't guarantee they will pay for it: "When we are owing them council tax, they are very quick to pass judgement so now I think they should take responsibility and pay up just as quickly."

A spokesperson for Transport for Bucks said: "Each claim received is dealt with and assessed on an individual basis. 

"Unfortunately, the incident in question generated a number of claims and as a result it is taking longer to respond than we would like. 

"We will endeavour to respond to all claims as quickly as we can."