Bemusement at lack of signage as Broughton roads left hazardous as council repairs potholes
Flintshire residents have been left bemused by lack of warning over hazards caused as the council works to repair potholes.
Some roads in Broughton have been left looking like mole hills while Flintshire Council undertakes its repair works.
And so, ironically, residents say roads in Broughton are currently more hazardous for cyclists and potentially damaging to cars than they were before.
Alarmingly, there was a lack of signage warning motorists and cyclists of the heaps of hardcore which have temporarily filled the potholes before the work is completed.
The roads have been in a similar state since Thursday, and only in the last couple of days have signs on most of the roads been installed.
Roads effected include Westminster Road, Copper Beech Close, the Boulevard and Lancaster Park.
One resident, wishing to remain anonymous, said: “Some roads in Broughton have been left like this since Friday, it’s an absolute death trap for cyclists.”
Klaus Armstrong-Braun, Broughton community councillor, said: “The council told me that the works have been delayed due to a technical fault with the machinery needed to repair the potholes.
“But the roads have been left in an even more dangerous state for over a week. The council’s contractors ought to have spare machinery for instances such as this.
“The roads have been even more damaging to cars than they were before, so surely it would cost the council less if it paid to have spare machinery than if people sue the council for damage to their car or injury if it causes cyclists to fall off their bike.”
Steve Jones, chief officer for Streetscene and transportation said: “The work is being carried out by the Pothole Team who are working across the county to repair potholes. The supervisor will be on site immediately to review the signage.”
Flintshire Council is today (May 21) finishing the repairs to roads in Broughton.