11 of the worst roads in South Tyneside for pothole problems according to Gazette readers

Following publication of an Instagram video of legendary singer Rod Stewart in a high visibility vest shovelling gravel into the fractured road surface outside his Essex home, we decided to ask our readers about the scale of the pothole problem where they live.

The RAC recently revealed call-outs to pothole damage reached a three-year high in 2021 and demanded action to improve the “ridiculous” situation that left some drivers facing repair bills stretching into thousands of pounds.

As well as causing damage to vehicles, potholes can also pose a real danger to cyclists.

Our Facebook post provoked quite a response with 116 people responding to the call to “name the worst roads or streets in South Tyneside for potholes”.

While many people commented on a general problem across the Borough, there were a number of roads which appeared to be common culprits for South Tyneside’s motorists and cyclists.

Here’s a list of the 11 locations identified by our readers as having the biggest pothole problems.

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