HOLE LOT OF TROUBLE: Derbyshire’s worst roads as suggested by you

Potholes are the bane of many motorists’ lives and are often in the news.

Earlier in the week, we asked you to tell us where the worst roads for potholes were near you.

Derbyshire pot holes, Bunyan Cresent, Stonebroom

Derbyshire pot holes, Bunyan Cresent, Stonebroom

And you didn’t let us down, suggesting roads across the county which could clearly do with some TLC.

So we sent our photographers out to capture some of your suggestions for a slideshow.

Derbyshire County Council is to get just over £1 million to fix potholes across the county, but council leaders have said it’s not enough.

Councillor Dean Collins, the authority’s cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “Of course any extra money is to be welcomed, but it really is a drop in the ocean compared to the number of potholes which need fixing across the county.

“We’re doing all we can to fix the backlog of potholes over the 3,500 miles of roads we’re responsible for in Derbyshire.

“We’ve already dedicated twelve gangs of highways workers targeting potholes and other defects across the county with repairs.

“We will start a major summer programme of surface dressing roads across the county next month as part of a £23m investment to halt deterioration on key parts of our network.

“As part of this work we’ve also brought in four Jetpatcher machines to help in the preparation for surface dressing and to increase the number of potholes we are able to fill.

“This extra money will help us increase the number of potholes we are able to repair, but it is a long, long way short of solving pothole problems.”