Shropshire Star

Revealed: The worst roads for potholes in the region including Black Country, Staffordshire and Shropshire

A new report details the roads worst affected by potholes in the Black Country, Shropshire and Staffordshire.

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Bob Hayes next to the many potholes on Station Road, Ditton Priors which motorist said was making the road 'impassable' asked UK councils for data relating to pothole incidents in the last five years.

According to the data the worst road overall for pothole damage in the region was Newcastle Road in Stone, Staffordshire, with 697 reports made by drivers.

In the West Midlands, the Bristol Road in Birmingham came in first with 233 followed by the Birmingham New Road which links Wolverhampton, Dudley and Birmingham with 87 and Stratford Road in Birmingham with 77.

Bristol Road South in Birmingham was the worst road for reports of potholes in the West Midlands with 233 in the last five years.
The A4123 Birmingham New Road between Birmingham and Wolverhampton

Shropshire's biggest hotspot was the B4555 – Haybridge Severn Valley to Knowlesands Severn Valley Railway underpass having 162 reports of potholes in the last five years followed by Roden Road, leading to the hamlet of Roden close to Shrewsbury 137.