Mayor calls for 'disgusting' road in Honiton to be repaired or closed

PUBLISHED: 11:30 12 July 2017 | UPDATED: 09:25 19 July 2017

Honiton mayor Cllr John Zarczynski has slammed the condition of Lower Brand Lane as 'disgusting' and 'dangerous'.

Honiton mayor Cllr John Zarczynski has slammed the condition of Lower Brand Lane as 'disgusting' and 'dangerous'.

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Cllr John Zarczysnki says Lower Brand Lane is a 'huge cause for concern' because of several large potholes littered on the highway.

A Honiton road has been slammed as ‘unacceptable’ and ‘dangerous’ by the town mayor - who is now urging highways chiefs to make urgent repairs.

Cllr John Zarczysnki says Lower Brand Lane is a ‘huge cause for concern’ because of several large potholes littered on the highway.

The busy stretch of road, which adjoins Littletown Road is not earmarked for resurfacing works until next year.

But Mr Zarczynski said the road either needs to be repaired immediately or closed to ensure the safety of motorists using it.

He said: “I have been keeping my eye on this road for quite some time and it is steadily getting worse and worse.

“It has got to the point if you drive down it, it is beyond a joke - the road is absolutely covered in potholes.

“It is becoming a hazard, especially to motorcyclists and scooter drivers. It is just ridiculous.”

Mr Zarczynski said he has been approached by several disgruntled residents who complained about the state of the road.

He added that he has seen workers fixing ‘lesser roads’, and is urging highway bosses to prioritise Lower Brand Lane.

“I can not just stand by and ignore it because it is what I consider to be a safety hazard,” Mr Zarczynski said.

“The whole stretch of road is absolutely disgusting and I feel something has to happen.

“There are no excuses for this one, it should be repaired as a matter of priority.

“There are some holes so deep on that road, you can grow spuds in them.”

Mr Zarczynski said Littletown Road is also covered in potholes and has become a danger to motorists.

He is calling for action to be taken on both roads before a ‘serious accident or damage’ happens.

A Devon County Council spokesman said: “Patching work is scheduled to be carried out on Lower Brand Lane this financial year in preparation for resurfacing in 2018/19.”

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