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‘BREAKING DOWN’: Pinner residents speak out on ‘appalling’ road conditions

 Published on: 8th May 2023   |   By: Megan Milstead   |   Category: Uncategorized

Pinner residents have shared their concerns over the “disgraceful” road conditions in the area, particularly on Woodhall Gate and Hill Road.


One resident claims to have spent £1,500 on car repairs after driving over a pothole.


Another said: “If the council wants people to slow down on local roads, this is certainly the best way! However, I worry for my tyres and suspension because some you can’t see till the last minute.”


In response to a video shared of the potholes on Facebook, one resident said: “Those videos highlight just how appalling the state of our local roads are. Nowadays, I don’t ever remember a time when I’ve seen so many dangerous and unacceptable potholes.”


A spokesperson for Harrow Council said: “Potholes are a nationwide issue. The weather recently has created ideal conditions for potholes with rainwater getting into the cracks of the road, freezing and then breaking up the road surface.


“We’re responsible for 1,615 roads. Many of these have been affected by potholes, so we have a lot of repair work to carry out.


“The council is currently undertaking a focused programme of inspections and pothole repairs on all main and classified roads boroughwide. Initial temporary repairs will be undertaken under mobile traffic management with permanent repairs to follow.


“Additionally, as part of the council’s £6million annual planned carriageway and footway resurfacing programme, 60 roads and pavements will be resurfaced in 2023/24. The resurfacing programme will commence soon and is due to be completed by the end of the year.”


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