It’s dubbed “Lunar Lane” – the 120 metre long road which has a staggering 124 potholes!
The Daily Mail asks if Smithy Lane in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, is the most pothole-ridden road in the UK.
But anyone who has had to fork out for new tyres or other car parts after crashing over any of the craters that are blighting our roads, will feel the locals frustration that Kirklees council are not scheduled to repair it until mid-April.
With more than one pothole per metre of road, drivers down Smithy Lane find themselves navigating something more like a lunar landscape than a road.
Kirklees Council, which is responsible for maintaining the road, has said it has put aside hundreds of thousands of pounds from its £3.5million road repair budget to deal with more than 10,000 potholes in the area.
But the dangerously decrepit road has yet to be treated, because the council is dealing with potholes one ward at a time, in a repair programme which is expected to be complete by mid April.
Unfortunately, this is a story that’s increasingly common around the UK as councils struggle to find the funds and the manpower to repair the potholes opening up on our roads.
Meanwhile, the motorists have to bear the brunt of the impact having to fork out for new tyres, suspension systems, alloy wheels, etc, after their close encounters of the pothole kind.
Denna Bowman, Head Office