A STRETCH of road near Whitchurch, branded a ‘danger to life’ by one road user, is set to be repaired next month.

The A495 through Bronington is currently in a state of severe disrepair, with road users regularly taking evasive to avoid large potholes.

Barry Davies, from Ellesmere, is one local resident, who believes the state could result in a loss of life.

“I am concerned with the state of the A495 Bronington to Hanmer stretch of road,” said Barry.

“It is in a very dangerous condition with Potholes and subsidence. Vehicles are swerving into the path of oncoming traffic to avoid these potholes.

“There is no warning of the danger, and they cannot be seen until it’s too late.

“If a motorbike or cyclist hits one, they do not have a chance. I have seen cars hit them and lose control.

“Someone is going to get killed.”

The issue has been complicated by the fact that although the road is primarily used by residents of Shropshire, commuting between Whitchurch, Ellesmere and Oswestry, it is in fact in Wrexham County Borough

This means that Shropshire residents have found it difficult to make their concerns heard.

But according to Wrexham Council, the section of road is set to be repaired, with their roadwork map suggesting a date of March 4.

The roadworks are scheduled to take around nine days to complete, with March 13 being given as the completion date.

The MP for Clwyd South, Simon Baynes, says that the state of the roads in his constituency is a big priority.

“The state of the roads locally is amongst the top issues about which constituents contact me,” said Mr Baynes

“The recent floods have only made the matter worse.”

Wrexham Council meanwhile has recently pledged £1 million towards bolstering the environment department’s allocation, including money to fix potholes, something Mr Baynes welcomes.

“I welcome the extra funding being made available by Wrexham Council for road and pot hole repairs but the Welsh Assembly government needs to provide further assistance to hard pressed Councils like Wrexham in these difficult times.”