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    • mollycoddle
    • By mollycoddle 8th Aug 18, 7:16 PM
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    20 mile detour to home for 3 weeks = 40 miles a day
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    • 8th Aug 18, 7:16 PM
    20 mile detour to home for 3 weeks = 40 miles a day 8th Aug 18 at 7:16 PM

    I wonder if anyone knows if there is any type of compensation i can claim for the said scenario ?

    The council are doing roadworks down the road where i live & have closed the road, this gives 3 members of the family each a detour every day of approx 20 miles. As you can imagine as massive 40 miles per day for 3 weeks is going to cost a lot more on fuel than normal. Any one know if there is anyway to claim cost for the extra miles we are having to endure ?

    thank you.
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    • prowla
    • By prowla 9th Aug 18, 11:18 AM
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    Well, some rather unsupportive answers here...

    I would consider a 20 mile detour to be a significant hassle 20 miles/day = 100 miles/week = 300 miles over 3 weeks.

    However, I don't think there should be any compensation for it, as roads do need maintaining.

    Finding out whether it is authorised might be worth looking into, but I'd guess it is, as it's roadworks not somebody chopping a tree down.
    • NelliePie
    • By NelliePie 9th Aug 18, 11:33 AM
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    No doubt you would probably want to claim compsensation if they didnt do they work and your car got damaged.
    Originally posted by parking_question_chap
    ^^^ THIS! ^^

    The work will be to improve the roads! (or some other aspect) and therefore improve your usual commute. What would you do if they let the road fall into disrepair?
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    • ComicGeek
    • By ComicGeek 9th Aug 18, 1:03 PM
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    Well, I have sympathy here having had to make 20 minute diversions each way this morning due to an A road closure close to our house. It's been closed for a week now, with no sign of any workmen or progress - I can see it all while working in my office upstairs. It's great when I'm heading south, but at least 20 minutes extra each way heading north. That's mainly because all of the HGV traffic ignore all of the road closure signs and then try and squeeze down single lane country tracks - yesterday it took me over an hour extra because 2 lorries got stuck.

    I don't mind if they were actually doing some work, but there's been no-one there at all since Saturday. The actual signposted diversion route for HGV traffic is over 20 miles as there really isn't another viable road in the area.

    Oh, and the reason is because they cracked a major water pipe while resurfacing a road that they had already resurfaced and mucked up a few months earlier - and had cracked the same pipe then as well which shut the road for 4 days!!! Absolute idiots!!!
    • Nick_C
    • By Nick_C 9th Aug 18, 1:13 PM
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    Well, some rather unsupportive answers here...
    Originally posted by prowla
    Huh? Are we reading the same thread?
    • pinkshoes
    • By pinkshoes 9th Aug 18, 4:56 PM
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    Just park the other side of the roadworks.
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    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 9th Aug 18, 6:26 PM
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    A "MASSIVE" 40 miles is that bigger than the standard ones.
    Originally posted by loskie
    Sadly it isn't for those of us doing night runs on the UK major road network.
    • kazwookie
    • By kazwookie 9th Aug 18, 6:28 PM
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    A road around here has just been shut for 1 year owing to a bridge 'moving' in the dry weather.
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    • Debbie Savard
    • By Debbie Savard 9th Aug 18, 8:33 PM
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    Get over yourself!
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 10th Aug 18, 10:59 AM
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    Is the OP ever going to come back and update us?
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    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 10th Aug 18, 3:13 PM
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    Enough already. It isn't even funny.
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    He's coming across as very bitter and (presumably) jealous of Audi drivers.
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