Scores of potholes on Lesmahagow road

THIS week, South Lanarkshire Council came under fire from a man who has COUNTED the number of potholes on one local road.

Jimmy Delaney claimed this week that Deadwaters Road, between Lesmahagow and Waterside, has an astonishing 120 potholes within a one and a half mile stretch.

In the past two years, Jimmy has complained to the council, via telephone and email, about the craters — which are allegedly up to six inches deep.

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However, he said that repairs were ineffective and the road surface remains as bad as ever.

Jimmy uses the road daily to reach the Nethan Valley Angling Association Hatchery and Nature Reserve where he works.

"The roads round here are shocking and have deteriorated even more since the big freeze started," Jimmy (54) said.

"By law, the road is supposed to be repaired permanently within six months of the first repair being done. It needs to be properly sealed with tar rolled into it.

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"But the council workmen have just been brushing water out of the puddles, throwing on tar and using a vibrating pad to edge it.''

A spokesman for South Lanarkshire Council said that a number of roads had suffered damage over the past few weeks because of the weather.

He added: "There is an ongoing programme of works to resurface the rural roads west of Lesmahagow, with both the B7086 Kirkmuirhill to Deadwaters Road and C14 Deadwaters Road being completed this financial year."

For more information on this story, pick up a copy of this week's Carluke and Lanark Gazette which is in the shops now.

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