|Chiswick Road Ranks Amongst Bumpiest In Britain|
Grove Park Terrace is fifth worst road in the country according to survey
One of Chiswick’s most desirable residential roads has been ranked amongst the bumpiest in Britain.
According to a survey carried out by Warranty Direct, Grove Park Terrace is the fifth worst road in the entire country (clearly the surveyors decided that the Hogarth Flyover was not a road!).
The survey also highlights such badly maintained roads are costing British drivers an average of £2.8 million a year in vehicle repairs.
Since January 4,217 new hazards have been reported to pothole campaigning website FillThatHole.org.uk. Their ‘Local Authority League Table’ places Hounslow Council 31st out of the country’s 204 authorities for fixing 50% of the lumps, bumps and holes reported across the borough.
There are currently more than one million potholes across the country, but there is a shortfall in local authority budgets needed to fix them of more than £1 billion and an 11-year backlog of maintenance work.
Britain’s 10 Bumpiest Roads Are:
1. Station Road, Leeds
Source: Warranty Direct
July 10, 2008