Stevenage road deemed ‘dangerous’ due to deep potholes set to be resurfaced

The pot-holed surface of Fulton Close.

The pot-holed surface of Fulton Close. - Credit: Archant

A road riddled with deep potholes, leaving ‘an accident waiting to happen’ as drivers swerve to avoid them, is set to be resurfaced on Monday.

The pot-holed surface of Fulton Close.

The pot-holed surface of Fulton Close. - Credit: Archant

Fulton Close provides access to Stevenage Leisure Park, and motorists have been complaining about the road’s state of disrepair.

Jay Pateman contacted the Comet and said: “Has anyone else been disgusted by the state of Fulton Close?

“It’s dangerous and cars are driving on the wrong side of the road to avoid the potholes, to minimise damage to their vehicles.

“As the town is trying to attract people to the leisure park, it’s not a great advert.”

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People have also taken to Twitter to express their frustration at the state of the road.

Claudia Bennett said: “Any chance of the potholes being repaired on Fulton Close? They are beginning to resemble a sinkhole.”

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Nicola Butcher added: “It’s so dangerous. People swerve into the middle of the road to avoid the potholes.”

Pete Knight appealed to Stevenage Borough Council to step in, despite Fulton Close being a private road. He said: “Please do something. It’s like driving on the moon and an accident waiting to happen. A private road, but your town and responsibility. Please sort.”

Cushman and Wakefield, which manages the industrial estate site based in Fulton Close, has now confirmed that the road will be resurfaced.

A spokesman said: “A long-planned project to completely resurface the road is scheduled to begin on Monday, March 13. Road signs asking motorists to exercise caution due to the uneven road surface are now in place.”

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