THERE are fears the quality of one of Denbighshire’s main roads could cause an accident.
Residents using the A494 into Ruthin say there is dangerous subsidence there despite years of repair work.
“In the last eight years there’s been a lot of work done on the road which the tax payers have paid for,” said Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd councillor Huw Williams.
“But where they started repairing there is now subsidence at the edges of the road and the drain covers are sinking so by the time they get to the end of this work they will have to start again.
“We’ve paid for it once so why should we have to pay for it again? The repairs have caused a lot of hassle for people using the road as it’s a main trunk road.
“They’re going to have to dig it up again and that will be another six months of hell.”
Further up from the Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd stretch of the A494 is Lon Fawr which runs towards Ruthin town centre.
Free Press reader John Curran contacted us to say there were subsidence problems here, and also to raise concerns about the narrowness of the road.
“When entering Lon Fawr recently I was behind a small convoy comprising a large tractor, van, small car then my car,” he said.
“Half way along Lon Fawr, a large tractor was approaching from the opposite direction.
“Everything ground to a halt and it took a series of manoeuvres by both tractors before they could pass each other.
“This should not happen on a major trunk road such as the A494.
“There is also significant erosion on a large section of Lon Fawr which will cause accidents to occur when cars drive close to the side to avoid collisions with oncoming vehicles.”
A Welsh Government spokeswoman said: "The carriageway near the Griffin Inn, Llanbedr DC was last resurfaced in 2004.
“The condition of the surface is consistent with what would be expected from a surface of this age.
“The site has been inspected and there is evidence of some cracking running lengthwise on the carriageway but the carriageway is operationally in a safe condition.
“The surfacing around one of the manhole covers needs repairing and it is planned to do this within the next couple of weeks.”
She added: “The section of A494 south west of Ruthin, known as Lon Fawr, is narrow. The Welsh Government currently has no plans to improve this."