Anger and concern over busy road’s ‘poor condition’

The poor condition of a number of roads across Wolverhampton is to be highlighted at a meeting of the city council this week.

The poor condition of the road surface in Amos Lane, Wednesfield, Wolverhampton
The poor condition of the road surface in Amos Lane, Wednesfield, Wolverhampton

Councillor Andy Randle is due to ask if the local authority “can commit to resurfacing essential and well-used roads in the city which require attention” during the written questions section of the meeting of full council on Wednesday.

In particular, Councillor Randle has highlighted Amos Lane in his own ward, which he says has been in a particular state of disrepair for a considerable time.

“Many drivers use this road on a regular basis. It’s one of the busiest roads in Wednesfield and it’s in a very poor condition,” he said.

“The other week I questioned the highways department about when it is getting fixed, and apparently it’s not. This week I will be the first councillor in the area to raise this issue at a meeting of the whole council.

"Let’s see if they can get their act together by then or give you – the taxpaying residents – some proper answers. I will push to get your money spent on your services in your area.”

One angry motorist, who did not wish to be named, said he had recently had to pay £240 for a broken coil spring when his car hit a sunken drain near Wednesfield Football Club, which is located in Amos Lane.

Councillor Randle will address his question to the council’s cabinet member for city environment and climate change, Councillor Steve Evans, who will give a full response at this week’s meeting.

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