Drivers are getting stuck on the road to nowhere

Damaged road on Lillands Lane and Stoney Hill, Brighouse.
Damaged road on Lillands Lane and Stoney Hill, Brighouse.

A resident is calling for safety measures to be put in place after a number of vehicles have become stuck on an unadopted road in Rastrick.

Dorothy Paska-Firth, of Stoney Hill, Rastrick, said she has seen numerous lorries and vans become impaled on the road at the junction of Lillands Lane outside her home.

Mrs Paska-Smith, who has lived on the road for 22 years, said: “The problem is Stoney Hill is an unadopted road and residents have to take care of it and fit the bill.

“They had to wrap chains around one van to pull it out and dug a hole that caused damage to the road surface on Lillands Lane. If a sign was put on the road, as it doesn’t lead to anywhere anyway, it would help solve the problem not just for the drivers’ sake but for residents as well. It must be costing the council a lot to come out and repair the damage when they could install a sign and there wouldn’t be this problem.”

A Calderdale Council spokesman said: “Stoney Hill is an unadopted road, and therefore the upkeep of the road, including any signage, is the residents’ responsibility. If any signs were purchased by the residents, the council would be happy to help with the installation. A council engineer went out to inspect the damage to the road surface on Lillands Lane, which is adopted and therefore the council’s responsibility. Repairs to this road are now complete.”