Concerns have been raised about the state of a road used by hundreds of residents to access a Bradley estate.
The top road surface on a stretch of Redwood Drive has completely disintegrated.
And residents claim it is because the estate was originally accessed by two entrances at either end.
But when Bradley Pennine Business Park was built over eight years ago the other end was blocked off to prevent a rat run to the park.
Resident Peter Fair said: “The road surface is getting worse; no work has been done in filling in the potholes. The road is a poor example for Kirklees.
“It is used by 200-300 residents because it is the sole access road to the housing estate.
“The second entrance was blocked off as a condition of the Business Park being built because of concerns over the estate becoming a rat run.
“We had people visiting the estate this last weekend and they could not believe the condition of the only access road to this large estate.”
But Kirklees Council planners have said they are facing a limited resources for local roads.
In a response to Mr Fair Graham Mallory of Kirklees Group Engineer Streetscene and Housing said: “Our resurfacing programme for local roads off the ABC road network is very limited at present.
“It equates to about £1 per metre of the 1400km.
“We are having to be very selective regards the local roads we can resurface and in the meantime keep the remainder safe. We resurface around a dozen roads a year across the district.
“I am aware the issues on Redwood Drive are around the loss of the upper road surface, your local Councillors are aware and I will work with them to identify funds or a bid that may lead to funding for resurfacing.
“In the meantime I will arrange for it to be kept safe”.