MOTORISTS have been left bewildered after a repair job on a potholed road has already shown signs of collapse less than three months after the work was carried out.

Residents who travel the road between Bontuchel and Ruthin have been complaining to the council since January about the state of the road, with one patch of potholes making the road impassable on one side.

But there seemed to be some relief for the road users when council workers repaired the road in April.

In the last week though part of the repair job has collapsed around a manhole cover in the road.

Mike Davies, a regular user of the road from Cyffylliog, said: “I find it incomprehensible that Denbighshire have still not repaired this important road, that people living in the Clywedog valley and Hireathog depend on to get to work, to the livestock market and town for shopping.

"The temporary repair is collapsing into the manhole that is disintegrating and needs to be rebuilt. The longer they leave this, the more it will cost them.”

Cllr Joe Welch whose ward includes Cyffylliog and Bontuchel has been chasing the council for answers.

He said: “It is disappointing that the temporary fix has now started to deteriorate. I have asked officers to give me a more definite time scale on the summer works planned to finally resolve this issue which I am hoping will be forthcoming soon.”

A spokesperson for Denbighshire County Council said: “A team had been out to carry temporary repair works on the potholes, but unfortunately, due to the extreme heavy rains we have had in recent weeks, the temporary works have not lasted as long as it was hoped. 

"A team will go out to the location again to carry out some repair works and we will be assessing the road for resurfacing later in the year, as part of an on-going maintenance programme.”