Potholes-riddled Stevenage road is now a ‘pleasure to drive on’ after mounting pressure sees action

The old surface meets the new in Chells Way, Stevenage.

The old surface meets the new in Chells Way, Stevenage. - Credit: Archant

Work to resurface a road deemed to be dangerous has been completed following mounting pressure for action to be taken.

Chells Way in Stevenage has been resurfaced

Chells Way in Stevenage has been resurfaced - Credit: Archant

Dozens of people had been complaining about the poor condition of Chells Way in Stevenage on social media, worried the potholes and crumbling road surface could lead to a serious accident.

The road, dubbed ‘Hell’s Way’ by motorists, was due to be resurfaced by 2017/18, but this work was brought forward by Herts County Council and motorists can now enjoy driving on a smooth surface.

Stevenage councillor Robin Parker in Chells Way, which was littered with potholes.

Stevenage councillor Robin Parker in Chells Way, which was littered with potholes. - Credit: Archant

Herts County Council member Robin Parker, who represents the Chells division, had been campaigning to get the road resurfaced for about two years.

He said: “I had dozens of people complain to me about the appalling state of the road because the potholes and breaking up of the surface was very dangerous, especially for road users on two wheels.


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“It’s now a pleasure to drive on. There are lots of other roads in Stevenage that need attention, but Chells Way was by far the worst.”

You can report any highways faults online at hertsdirect.org/highwayfaults.

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