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Council tackles potholed roads

These potholes on Wakefield Road, Lightcliffe, have now been filled in by Calderdale Council's resurfacing team

These potholes on Wakefield Road, Lightcliffe, have now been filled in by Calderdale Council's resurfacing team

Resurfacing work has been carried out on roads around Brighouse as part of a programme to improve the area’s highways.

Less than a week after safety campaigners branded Brighouse’s roads “a disgrace”, Calderdale Council teams have been out and about repairing potholes on some of the major routes in the Brighouse area.

Last Thursday, April 10, the focus was on Wakefield Road, Lightcliffe - one of the roads highlighted as in a particularly bad state.

Geoff Willerton, Calderdale Council’s head of planning and highways, said: “Calderdale Council regularly carry out safety inspections on roads across the borough.

“It was identified from these inspections that there had been some erosion on the carriageway on Wakefield Road in Lightcliffe.

“These issues were addressed by re-tarmacking the affected areas of the road, and were managed with stop/go boards to cause minimal disruption to drivers and ensure a safe working environment.

“The road will be monitored on a monthly basis, and we will continue to respond to customer requests.

“You can report a road or pavement problem by visiting www.calderdale.gov.uk/transport/roads/request-report/report-pot-hole.html or by calling 0845 2457000.”

But campaigners have said more still needs to be done to tackle potholes on roads around Brighouse.

Ann Rutherford, chairwoman of Brighouse Road Safety Committee, said the group will be keeping up the pressure.

“I think there’s a lot more work to be done,” she said.

“It’s time for the talking to stop and the action to start.

“Calderdale Council need to get themselves organised before there are some serious accidents.”

She said motorists have been getting into difficulty on the potholed roads.

She added: “It’s a pity we are not on the Tour de France route because those roads are like glass bottles.”

 

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