The worst road in Welwyn Hatfield?
PUBLISHED: 16:51 25 February 2009 | UPDATED: 22:17 26 October 2009
A ROAD branded as probably the worst maintained in Welwyn Hatfield is not set to be resurfaced anytime soon. Drivers attempting to avoid the potholes and rough surface along Hollybush Lane in WGC are being forced to veer out of their lane and some have t
A ROAD branded as probably the worst maintained in Welwyn Hatfield is not set to be resurfaced anytime soon.
Drivers attempting to avoid the potholes and rough surface along Hollybush Lane in WGC are being forced to veer out of their lane and some have taken to driving along the centre.
One Howlands resident, who drives along the notorious road daily, told the WHT: "It's unbearable to drive along Hollybush Lane, and it must be damaging people's cars.
"It was awful before the bad weather and should have been repaired before now."
Boundary Lane resident Ian Clayden agreed.
The 47-year-old electrician said: "What about kids riding their bikes to school?
"If they hit a pothole, they could fall under a car and be killed and the council could be liable."
He added: "There are a lot of roads in WGC that need resurfacing but Hollybush Lane is particularly bad."
A Hertfordshire Highways spokeswoman said: "Existing problems on Hollybush Lane have been exacerbated by the recent cold weather.
"As substantial work is required, the road is being assessed as part of the current examination of the county's roads after the severe weather.
"We expect to have these results in a few weeks and will then be able to confirm what work we will be carrying out on Hollybush Lane.
"We appreciate the frustration that this has caused and thank residents for their patience as we work to repair extensive damage around the county."
But Mr Clayden is calling on other residents to make a stand.
The father-of-three said he has spoken to officers at Hertfordshire Highways who said they can only fix the roads if people report potholes.
So he is asking fellow residents to do just that.
*To report a pothole call 01438 737320.
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