A MOTORING group was left red-faced last night after naming a Huddersfield road one of the worst in the country for potholes.
Warranty Direct singled out Fieldhead Lane in Holme as one of the two worst in the whole of the UK.
It was named and shamed as the worst pothole-strewn road in Britain by Warranty Direct’s potholes.co.uk campaign website.
But it turns out the road was repaired several weeks ago – within four days of its crumbling state being referred to Kirklees Council’s highways team.
The road runs from Holme to the popular tourist spot of Digley reservoir.
It is one of hundreds of stretches of roads that council teams have repaired since the ravages of the winter.
A council spokesman said: “As soon as we became aware of this country lane’s condition the potholes were made safe and the road programmed for planing and resurfacing which was completed in March.
“The council is still responding to reports of potholes and in addition, is carrying out a programme of blister patching and surface dressing throughout the district.”
Local councillor Donald Firth praised the highways’ efforts.
He said: “I became aware of the terrible state of the road back in March and got on to the highways team.
“Within four days they were up there carrying out repairs and have done a really good job.
“It is a road that is well used by many of the visitors who come to walk and admire the views at Digley and we want them to get a good impression”.
Warranty Direct had condemned the road, along with a number of others across the country, in their annual report.
The road at Holme plus one in Morpeth, Northumberland, were highlighted by motorists in an investigation by the website to expose the appalling state of our roads.
Fieldhead Lane was summed up as “more like an off-road assault course”.
Visitors to potholes.co.uk nominated over 80 sections of Britain’s 246,000 mile highway network for the ignominious title.
A spokesman for Warranty Direct said: “Our research was done some months ago and obviously things do change.
“I am delighted the road has been improved.
“That is the purpose of our website, to try to draw attention to the potholes on our roads so that they can be repaired”.