The most pot­holes in the county?

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

A CON­CERNED res­i­dent be­lieves his road could hold the record for the most pot­holes in a 100-me­tre stretch of street in the county.

Steve Kingsnorth from Wood­church Road, Sha­dox­hurst sent us this pic­ture taken out­side his home where he says there are 25 large and deep holes in the road sur­face and most have been there since Christ­mas.

He said: “They are now much big­ger that they were at the start. Potholing is very pop­u­lar in Der­byshire. Is it soon com­ing to Kent?”

His wife Cathy, who is a cy­clist, finds rid­ing through the vil­lage a night­mare and no longer a plea­sure as she has to stare at the road and be con­stantly alert for deep holes that could throw her from her bike.

Kent High­ways are aware of the prob­lems but say they face a huge back­log of pot­holes need­ing to be re­paired across the county fol­low­ing two spells of se­vere win­ter weather since Christ­mas.

KCC spokesman Phil Scrivener said: “The mes­sage is bear with us.

“Ex­tra money has been al­lo­cated for re­pairs and 15 ad­di­tional road crews are work­ing coun­ty­wide to deal with re­pair­ing the pot­holes be­ing re­ported.”

Wood­church Road in Sha­dox­hurst has sev­eral large pot­holes

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