Dubbed ‘Ridiculous’ road in Duke Street, Chorley

Pothole frustration: Couns Alistair Bradley and Paul Walmsley with the potholes in Duke Street
Pothole frustration: Couns Alistair Bradley and Paul Walmsley with the potholes in Duke Street
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County Council chiefs are being asked to sort out a pothole ridden road dubbed ‘ridiculous’.

The potholes, in Duke Street, Chorley, have worsened over the past 18 months and old cobbles can now be seen under the Tarmac.

Coun Paul Walmsley, ward councillor in the area, now fears for the safety of cyclists and bikers as the potholes are getting bigger by the day.

Despite the calls, LCC has said not short-term repairs aren’t an option.

Coun Walmsley said: “The situation with the potholes is ridiculous, the state of the road is dreadful with numerous places showing old cobbles .

“There are various other large potholes along the length of Duke Street and these have been reported to the county council numerous times.

“I would hate to think what might happen if a cyclist or motorbike were to hit one of these potholes.

“We need the county council to act to get this road repaired before vehicles get damaged and more importantly before there is a serious accident.”

Andrew Burrows, highways manager for Chorley, said: “There is some deterioration to the road surface on Duke Street, where the thin surface over the cobbles has started to strip off in places.

“While this affects the appearance of the road, these missing sections of surfacing material are not a safety concern. Unfortunately, replacing such thin layers of material in small patches on roads is often unsuccessful. Consequently, we will not be undertaking any short-term patching or repairs.

“However, the full resurfacing of Duke Street is one of the schemes we have put forward to be considered for funding in the future.”