Hazard #155171

ID #155171
Status Reported
Location SO 08217 25906
Location Description B4558, Powys, Wales, LD3
Road Name
Hazard Type Pothole
Hazard Description There are a series of deep portholes, in some parts joining together to form a long rut on the B4558 between Pencelli and Brecon. Specifically, 1 mile outside of Pencelli travelling towards Brecon, from where the road rises to cross the canal adjacent to Ty Newydd (Cambrian Cruisers) all along to the turning to Llanfrynach. The damage is on both sides of the road but worse travelling towards Brecon.\nThey are terrible and cause a significant road hazard. It is bad enough in terms of damage to vehicles and issues of road safety as drivers try to avoid them. However, the area is extremely popular with cyclists and this poor road maintenance forms a major road hazard to both them and the cars sharing the road with them as they need to predict their avoidance measures. Through no fault of they own, cyclists are often in the middle of the road as they have to avoid the extensive volume of potholes and this is a major road safety issue.\nNotwithstanding the damage to the vehicles travelling this road and the potential for compensation claims, most concerningly, It is only a matter of time before there is a serious accident here. \n
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Date Encountered 28 Apr 2018
Date Added 28 Apr 2018
Planned Fix Date Unknown
Highway Authority Powys County Council
District / Ward / Parish Powys / Talybont-on-Usk / Llanfrynach
Authority Reference Unknown
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