East Yorkshire’s ‘worst road’ to get long-awaited repairs

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East Yorkshire’s ‘worst road’ to get long-awaited repairs

Repairs have been announced for a road described as “the worst in East Yorkshire”. Main Street, between Little Kelk and Great Kelk, near Driffield, is rutted, full of potholes and regularly flooded. Residents claim that it has been neglected for many years and cannot cope with modern levels of traffic. Now, East Riding Council is to invest £800,000 on resurfacing, patching and strengthening the road and pavement, including drainage work. Further resurfacing work will be carried out along nearby Long Lane, in Foston on the Wolds. READ MORE: Mercedes driver in 115mph chase down A63 – with four flat tyres Rail body under fire as 'people avoid walking under' Hull's filthy bridges Work is due to begin on Monday and is expected to take 14 weeks to complete. Initially, the road will remain open under temporary traffic lights while road edge strengthening is carried out for the first two weeks. However, from Monday February 5 until Thursday April 25, the road will be closed to through traffic. Access will be maintained for the emergency services, bin collections and postal services. In October last year, residents spoke of how the road had been in a state of disrepair for the past two decades. Michael Middlewood, who has lived in Kelk for almost 85 years, said: “The road has terrible potholes, which are individually patched up by the council. But as soon as the rain comes, the road becomes bad again because it hasn't been resurfaced properly. Michael Middlewood has lived in Kelk for almost 85 years (Image: Katie Pugh) “Over the last 20 years we have seen a lot of flooding because there is something wrong with the drains. Gangs of men have come out a few times to try and fix it but it only helps in the short-term. The next time it rains, the road will flood again. Nothing gets any better, it's pathetic.” Michael said the problems were cost
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