'It's like driving on the moon' - Motorist slams 'disgraceful' pothole problem on major Worksop road

A motorist has likened driving on a major Worksop road to ‘driving on the moon’ due to the area being plagued with potholes, patchwork and sunken drains.

Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 1:12 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 1:13 pm

Dan Hagger says the state of the roads may put people off from visiting Worksop, especially on Carlton Road, which serves as a key route into the town centre.

The same sinkhole has also been infamously appearing on Carlton Road for years, taking up to months at a time to repair.

"The second you drive onto it from Victoria Square, it's like driving on the moon,” he said.

A sinkhole has been popping up on Carlton Road for years, but the route is also plagued with potholes and uneven surfaces.

"It's so rough, uneven and full of patch work, with sunken drains and manhole covers right up to and beyond the level crossing.

"Then as you turn right towards the hospital the horrendous surface continues.

"Then the road the second you go into south Carlton- this is another road where workers are repainting the lines right now.

"Full of potholes, patchwork and sunken drains and manhole covers not to mention the lines they have repainted have narrowed the lanes, which is now forcing traffic to move further left and causing you to drive over the sunken grates and the new paint is just sat in its own puddle in the cracked or pothole.

He added: "Eastgate is another problem area. The council wants us to come and visit or love where we live and yet don't give us any decent roads to drive on."

Gary Wood, head of Highways and Transport at Nottinghamshire County Council, said the authority were aware of the ‘poor condition’ of the road surface on Carlton Road and had a resurfacing scheme lined up for the area.

He added: “However, Severn Trent Water are planning to replace the sewers at the location and as such the resurfacing scheme has been deferred.

“The works will be rescheduled once Severn Trent Water has completed its sewer replacements.

“Eastgate is another road where we are aware of deterioration and we’re considering it for a future scheme.

“In the meantime, we will be making any repairs as necessary to keep both roads safe and urge members of the public to help us by reporting any potholes on the Nottinghamshire County Council website or the MyNotts app.”

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