These are Falkirk's worst roads for potholes - according to you, our readers

Potholes are a bugbear of many motorists – and spring is when the roads are usually at their worst.

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 3:56 pm
Updated Friday, 5th March 2021, 9:00 am

At the end of a winter period, which has seen ice and snow take their toll, new holes have been appearing and previous repairs churned up.

We asked you which roads were the worst and you weren’t shy in coming forward – here are the areas you pinpointed.

Ross McGeever believes that Grangemouth is the area with the worst road conditions: “Pretty much everywhere is bad, however, Portal Road and every road branching off nearby in Grangemouth looks like the artillery regiment used them for firing practice.”

We asked you for the worst potholes in Falkirk and these are the streets giving you most concern.

Aaron Naismith agrees: “The A904 Falkirk Road between Earls Gate and Bog roundabout ruined a four week old tyre.”

And Andy Fraser thinks the cold weather has little to do with it: “All the roads were bad before winter – Castleton Crescent in Grangemouth looks like a B52 bomber has attacked.”

Even when repairs are carried out in Grangemouth, Sha McCabe says they are only temporary: “Has anybody seen those ridiculous patches on Loanhead Avenue at the back of Charlotte Dundas Court? They are an absolute joke – they just slapped a load of tar over the top.”

Carol Bullions Mcalpine also wants repairs in Grangemouth: “The roundabout at grangemouth along from garden centre, leading to both motorways, is all potholes.

Aaron Naismith highlighted holes in the A904 Falkirk Road between Earl's Gate and Bog Roundabout.

In Falkirk there are several roads giving motorists headaches, including Mairi Young: “The entire length of Maggie Wood’s Loan, including Gartcows Road up to the junction between Drossie and Majors Loan is a riot and needs resurfacing.”

Meanwhile, Alex Crosbie says that Kemper Avenue “is one long pot hole and it has been like that for five years”, and Clare Moore wants resurfacing work carried out at Etna Road.

In Polmont, Graham Gold thinks the road behind the shops at Polmont cross are “absolutely disgraceful”, while Beth McCart describes the entrance to Old Polmost Cemetary as “horrendous”.

Margaret Beveridge thinks all the roads in Stenhousemuir are “a disgrace”, with Alan Johnston singling out Tryst Road and Tracy Rebecca pointing the finger at Bruce Drive.

Boness’ pothole hotspots, according to Emma Currer and Lesley Ann Green are Clydesdale Street and Grahamsdyke Terrace, both made worse by parked cars meaning it’s impossible to miss the craters.

In Maddiston, Heather Stevenson dreads hitting the “deep potholes” on the Maddiston Road roundabout at the BP garage and the left lane coming into Maddiston, while Diane Brash says the Maddiston to Whitcross Road has “a lot” of holes.

In Shieldhall, Ann Sinclair wants work done on Belmont Avenue at the turnoff with Reddingmuirhead, while Lorraine Beggs says the road is collapsing at the beginning of Pirleyhill Drive and Easton Drive.

Bainsford also has it’s problems, with Heather Philliban having trouble negotiating a big pothole at the Bainsford lights before turning left to Abbotsford Street on her motorbike, while both Lorna Honeyman and Jacqui Martin say Carronside Street is in a bad state.

In Carronshore, another shortlived repair was highlighted by Chick Macdonald: “Quarrolhall Crescent, Carronshore nightmare getting it got the patching treatment last year and now it’s back to square one.”

In Polmont, Robert Patrick says there is a “beauty” of a pothole on Salmon Inn Road at the junction of Redding Main Street, while in Larbert Alex Mian has worries about the back road between Larbert Cross and the cemetery.

Most of Camelon’s roads are in need of attention, according to Ange Smith, particularly the area need the Shell Garage, while Ann Blackford says Mossgiel Street is particularly bad.

In Laurieston, Paul Cram thinks Old Redding Road needs urgent attention, while Jackie Walker says there is a deep pothole on Grahamsdyke Street behind the Chinese takeaway.

Westray Terrace, in Halglen, is “a disgrace" according to Stacey Trice Morton, while Shaun Rowley says the majority of roads and pavements in Slamannan “need sorted badly”.

Finally, Anne Welsh describes the road between Airth and Throsk as being “a nightmare on both sides”.

You can report potholes to the council online here.