Pothole riddled road branded "worst" in Buckley

Published date: 10 March 2014 |
Published by: Owen Evans
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THE condition of a busy road has been branded the “worst in town”.

People living in Megs Lane and Spon Green in Buckley, which form part of the same road, have slammed its condition, complaining that potholes can cause damage to vehicles and injure to drivers and  walkers.

A list of roads to be resurfaced by the council in the year starting April 1 is to be published next week.

Buckley councillor Richard Jones said Flintshire Council needs to find the money for a full-scale improvement of the road.

He said: “It is full of potholes – it’s the worst road in Buckley.

“A lot of residents have been calling about it. There are a lot of people who are angry about it.

“You have to go around the holes and we’ve got traffic weaving around on both sides of the road.

“It is between two of the most important roads in Buckley and it hasn’t been resurfaced in a hell of a long time.

“They filled some potholes last year but those have fallen out already and the holes are bigger now."

Les Peers, who lives on the street, said: “It’s getting worse and worse and the potholes are getting bigger.”

Mr Peers, who has lived with wife Sue on the road for 12 years, said the potholes had been patched up twice while he has been there – but that had 
not proved a lasting solution.

He said: “These patches wear off together with other breakdowns of tarmac leaving the surface we have today.

“Highfield Road to Lyme Grove was completely resurfaced 12 months ago and a good job was done. I couldn’t understand why the whole road was not done – cost presumably.”

Steve Jones, head of Flintshire Council’s Streetscene department, said: “The condition of all roads in Flintshire have been recorded during  inspections by Streetscene staff.

“This has enabled next year's resurfacing programme to be produced and will ensure roads in most need of surfacing are on the programme.

“The programme will be tendered in the coming weeks and the work will commence once the winter period is over.

“Any roads not on the resurfacing programme will be patched to ensure the safety of road users.

“The full resurfacing programme will be available on the council's website next week.”

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