Hampshire Roads: I asked The News readers what the worst roads for potholes are - this is what you said

The epidemic of potholes in Hampshire continue - and I asked our readers which roads are known for the terrible road surface - here’s what you said.
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Potholes are the bane of most people’s existences. Whether you are a driver or a cyclist, a pothole is generally your worst nightmare - and can even be dangerous in some cases.

There has been ongoing complaints about the potholes across Hampshire and I asked our readers which roads are the worst for potholes. London Road has scored extremely high with multiple people nominating it as the worst road for potholes with one reader saying that it is ‘an accident waiting to happen.’

Potholes continue to plague Hampshire. Potholes continue to plague Hampshire.
Potholes continue to plague Hampshire.
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Hawthorn Crescent and Newcome Road are also on the list for Portsmouth as well as Fir Copse Road in Waterlooville, Eagle Avenue and Durley Avenue. One reader said: “Nearly every road is like a game of crazy golf now. Potholes galore.”

A reader said: “Fir Copse Rd has a huge one that they fix and days later its all fallen apart and huge sharp chunks sticking out.”

Another reader said: “Be easier to name all the good roads.”

Martin Lavers, Portsmouth City Council’s Assistant Director for Economy, Planning and Transport, said: "Working alongside Colas, we regularly inspect Portsmouth roads for potholes and carry out routine safety inspections.

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 "Residents are encouraged to report potholes through the online reporting form or the My Portsmouth app, from which, identified potholes are then repaired. Roads within the city are constantly monitored, with surfacing works prioritised based on safety and longer-term structural needs.

 "Data has shown, that Portsmouth is among the best cities nationally for road quality, according to the NHT Public Satisfaction Survey 2023. Portsmouth scored second in the country for satisfaction of highways condition, road surfaces, highway maintenance, and dealing with potholes and damaged roads."

Potholes can do significant damage to a car including tyre damage and premature wear and tear on shocks and struts. If your vehicle is damaged by a pothole you may be able to make a claim on your insurance or you can try and claim compensation on the government website depending where the damage took place.

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