A DURSLEY road with 16 potholes is a ‘safety hazard’, a councillor has said.

Dursley town councillor Wendy Thomas said she has concerns for the safety of cyclists, drivers, and those walking after dark along Water Street.

Although it is a non-through-road, Water Street has become a preferred option for cyclists riding between Dursley and Cam, as it offers a quieter route.

Cllr Thomas said: “I started to notice so many, really quite deep potholes, and the road is so bumpy.

“It’s really taking a toll on people’s cars.

“People with buggies have to navigate round the holes.

“And it’s very dangerous for cyclists, who like to take this route when riding between Dursley and Cam, as it’s much quieter.

“Also dog owners, walkers and runners taking this route after dark are facing major trip hazards. The street lighting also needs to be fixed.

“This speaks of a real lack of investment in our roads.”

Cllr Thomas reported the state of the road service to Gloucestershire County Council.

She said: “A man from highways came out and marked out the potholes to be repaired – 16 in all.

“They are now in the highways queue, waiting to be addressed but who knows how long it will take until they are fixed.”

Paul Helbrow, local highways manager at Gloucestershire County Council, said: “We are always grateful when people get in touch to report their concerns about our roads.

“I can confirm that we have inspected Water Street and identified a number of potholes which have been scheduled for repair.

“In line with our procedures and national standards, the repairs will be completed by April 24.

“Please remember you can report a pothole online at www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/reportit.”