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Keiran Fleming

Glasgow man furious after counting nearly 20 potholes on 30 second drive along Cumbernauld Road

A motorist has been left enraged by the condition of a stretch of road connecting North Lanarkshire to Glasgow after capturing nearly 20 potholes on camera during a 26 second drive.

The passenger in his car managed to film footage of the potholes situated along Cumbernauld Road as he was going to care for an elderly relative.

The driver is now calling on Glasgow City Council to fix the route near to Hogganfield Park as the condition of the road is 'unacceptable'.

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The fuming driver told Glasgow Live : "This stretch was last resurfaced for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, for the cycling.

"They did a resurfacing job in July 2021 for a stretch of the road, and stopped at the entrance to Hogganfield Loch, leaving the road from there to Riddrie Cemetery like the video."

It isn't the first time the car owner has had a bad experience on that stretch of the road. He coughed up the cash to fix his vehicle after an incident three years ago.

A stretch of the road was resurfaced in 2021 (Supplied)

The motorist said: "I claimed for a wheel tracking and alignment back in 2020 after driving on this road and they haven’t settled.

"They require a date for the claim, they say tracking and alignment are gradual issues not a one off tyre burst for example. It’s not my claim I am bothered about, it’s the road.

"We care for an elderly relative and have to negotiate that road daily.

"I have long written that claim off. It's totally unacceptable conditions to drive."

The council have confirmed that they are aware of the road's current condition and will be carrying out work in the area over the coming days.

A spokesman said: “We have received reports from the public in relation to potholes and maintenance issues on Cumbernauld Rd in the Hogganfield area.

“Repairs have been undertaken on these faults or are scheduled to take place in the coming days.

“We’ll continue to monitor this stretch of road and assess whether further maintenance is required.

“Potholes can appear suddenly at any time and will be caused by factors such as heavy rain or flooding, ice, snow and the impact of traffic on the road surface.

“The roads network is inspected on an on-going basis but we urge people to report any road faults to us directly so they can be properly assessed and included in an appropriate repair programme.”


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