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Little Carlton resident says massive potholes on Great North Road towards Muskham have caused damage to at least 12 vehicles




A village resident has brought attention to the poor condition of a major road near Newark, which has caused damage to at least 12 vehicles, writes Courtney McLaven.

The Great North Road towards Muskham has 34 potholes in total, some reaching depths of up to eight inches.

Concerned resident Charles Brightmore said local contractors had been called out 67 times in the past 12 months to make repairs.

The current state of the Great North Road towards Muskham. (44180510)
The current state of the Great North Road towards Muskham. (44180510)

Mr Brightmore, of Little Carlton, said: “There have been complaints after complaints. It needs sorting.

“There are two lay-bys constantly flooded by water that are not usable.

“The county council needs to make aware the B6325 Great North Road is badly looked after.

The current state of the Great North Road towards Muskham. (44180508)
The current state of the Great North Road towards Muskham. (44180508)

"The cost to repair a singular pothole is £150, so the residents are calling for the entire road to be resurfaced in order to reduce council costs and have a more-effective outcome."

Mr Brightmore said the road had three A roads running into it and, although a B road, was not getting the attention it deserved.

He added the road can get very busy as it is used as a diversion route when nearby motorways become congested.

The current state of the Great North Road towards Muskham. (44180506)
The current state of the Great North Road towards Muskham. (44180506)

And with County Highways announcing essential repairs on the A1 for three months starting in April, the road's condition is expected to worsen.

Gary Wood, group manager for highways and transport at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “We are aware of deterioration to areas of the road surface on Great North Road at North Muskham and have been making safety repairs.

“Heavy rainfall and freezing temperatures over the past six weeks have caused a number of potholes, which can appear very quickly in these conditions.

“Through both our inspectors and residents reporting defects to us, urgent repairs have been made within 24 hours to keep the highway safe for road users.

“The road has been identified for significant structural repair and a scheme is being considered for delivery in the forthcoming financial year.

"In the meantime, we will continue to undertake monthly inspections and make safety repairs as necessary. We also urge residents and road users to report any potholes through the MyNotts app or online at nottscc.gov.uk.”



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