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Ringway potholes in Preston won’t be fixed anytime soon

Posted on - 26th February, 2016 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston News, Roads, Transport
The section of Ringway heading past the Rock FM church on the left has become riddled with potholes Pic: Sonia Bashir

The section of Ringway heading past the Rock FM church on the left has become riddled with potholes Pic: Sonia Bashir

A stretch of a major Preston road is not due to be resurfaced anytime soon despite being in a ‘dreadful’ condition.

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Ringway running along near the Rock FM Church to the junction with Preston Prison, heading out of the city centre, has a 10 metre long pothole.

The road surface is coming away and piles of loose tarmac are building up, with motorists swerving to avoid the holes.

One motorist, J Sherpherd, complained to Lancashire County Council via the FixMyStreet website.

He said: “The road surface is in dreadful condition from the church to the lights near the prison. There is one canyon of a pothole that is at least 10 metres long then loads of little ones else where. There is also loose tarmac at the edge of the road.

“I can’t understand why this has not been repaired earlier as the opposite side of the dual carriageway was resurfaced recently.”

Related: Ringway junction to see new cycle routes instead of footpaths

Phil Durnell, head of highways for Lancashire County Council, said: “We’re aware of the condition of the road along this section of Ringway. We are currently exploring options available to carry out repair work at this location and in the meantime we will continue to check the condition of this section as part of our usual maintenance programme.

“We wish to reassure our road users that whilst the road is not very aesthetically pleasing it is structurally safe.”

Do you drive along this section of the Ringway? What do you think of the condition of the road? Let us know in the comments below

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