Is this most pothole-ridden street in Herts?

Is this the most pothole-ridden street in Herts?

Jim Lyne, 76, of High Ridge Road, Apsley, certainly thinks so – and he’s been driving for 56 years.

Jim Lyne, 76, of High Ridge Road, Apsley, and the potholes in nearby King Edward Street.

Jim Lyne, 76, of High Ridge Road, Apsley, and the potholes in nearby King Edward Street.

He says the Manor Estate’s King Edward Street has been allowed to deteriorate during the course of the past three years.

He said: “I can’t believe they would let it get into a state like this.

“I would think that not only is it the worst road in Hemel, but also the worst road in the county. I can’t imagine any other road in the county being like that. They should resurface the whole lot.”

King Edward Street is the only road to and from High Ridge Road, West Valley Road, Chipperfield Road, Manorville Road, and Two Waters Primary School.

But Jim says the complaints he and his neighbours have been making to Herts Highways have got them nowhere.

He said: “They just come up, put a shovel full of tarmac in, pat it down with the back of the shovel, and that’s it.”

He said the road has become ‘dangerous’ and needs more than the short-term fix the authorities have given it up until now.

Herts Highways spokesman Tom Shipp said: “We are aware of this issue and our contractor, Ringway, will be dealing with this on our behalf.”

Report any problems with roads at www.hertsdirect.org/highwayfaults or by phoning 0300 123 4047.