McGrath Calls For Pot Hole Repairs To Local Roads

“Cars are now swerving to avoid the holes and it is only a matter of time before there is a serious accident when two oncoming cars swerve at the same time. [caption id="attachment_18989" align="alignleft" width="400" caption="Down District Councillor has counted over 30 potholes in a 100 yard stretch of the Ardglass Road near the Downshire Estate in Downpatrick."][/caption] “When we have long periods of cold weather the surface of roads and footpaths swells and crumbles and makes the levels uneven and dangerous for cars and pedestrians. “However, this is predictable and I would hope that Roads Service has a plan in place to ensure that all reports of potholes are quickly addressed and that a survey of the road network is quickly undertaken to repair any problems. “People have suffered badly with the recent snow and ice which was, for the best part, unprecdented in receny years. But the Roads Department has had weeks to prepare for the arrival of the potholes and bumpy surfaces and I want to see action to address these problems. The potholes are sufficient to cause tyre damage and serious wear and even affect car suspensions.” Councillor McGrath has already spoken to the Roads Service on the issue and understands they have a large number of repairs to make over the area.]]>