'Now fix the whole street:' Doncaster residents' delight as huge potholes are filled

Huge, crater-like potholes which were causing damage to cars in a Doncaster residential street have finally been filled in, to the delight of residents.

By Darren Burke
Wednesday, 9th September 2020, 6:10 pm

Upset Town Moor householders urged Doncaster Council to repair the holes in Victorian Crescent and Windsor Road as they grew steadily in size.

Yellow paint outlining the deep holes was applied to the road months ago, suggesting that repairs were on the way.

Aggregate from the craters was also being flicked into the road and against parked cars by passing vehicles.

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The potholes in Victorian Crescent have now been filled in.

The problem was made worse by vehicles using Windsor Road and Victorian Crescent as a ‘rat run’ to Town Moor Avenue.

The holes have now been filled in – but residents have called for the whole street to be completely relaid.

One resident, who declined to be named, said: “It is great that they have listened and filled in the potholes, but now the whole street needs fixing to be honest.

"They started off as small potholes in the road and they became four or five massive craters. It is good they have been fixed, but the rest of the road surface is pretty poor and it’s only a matter of time before more holes open up.”

"I think the paint was sprayed around them to highlight them to drivers, but there’s plenty of motorists who haven’t seen them in time and you could hear the bangs as the cars crashed down into them.”