Are they the worst potholes in town?

Wellingborough Shelley Road pot holes: Nancy Treadwell, croosing the road.'12/03/12

Wellingborough Shelley Road pot holes: Nancy Treadwell, croosing the road.'12/03/12

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Calls have been made for two roads littered with potholes – which are causing problems for drivers and pedestrians – to be repaired.

Shelley Road in Wellingborough is covered with dozens of holes, especially between the entrances to Pope Road and Stanwell Way.

And Lea Way has been labelled as the worst road for potholes in the town by the borough’s Taxi Drivers’ Association chairman

Keith Edwards, of Pope Road, Wellingborough, said: “Shelley Road is quite bad for potholes, and there is a lot of them. They were filled in a few weeks ago, but the filling has cracked now.

“A lot of elderly people use the road.

“The county council ought to resurface the whole road.”

Barry Liffen, chairman of Wellingborough Taxi Drivers’ Association, said: “There are quite a few holes in Shelley Road, near Stanwell Way.

“They can cause damage to cars, and a non-professional driver could swerve to avoid one and end up going into a cyclist, especially with all of the street lights being off at the moment.

“Lea Way is quite bad too at the moment.

“I would say that is the worst road in Wellingborough. You don’t need the speed bumps along there because the road is that bad with the potholes.”

A spokesman for Northamptonshire County Council said: “We are aware of the issues with Lea Way and it has been included in our programme of upcoming maintenance work, due to begin in the next six weeks.

“We will send an engineer out to Shelley Road to inspect the condition and decide what, if any, action should be taken.”