A Wagga man who hit a pothole on an arterial road has lashed out at council for failing to fix it nearly six months after his car was damaged.
Gary Gurtner said he damaged his Volkswagen Golf when he hit the “mighty hole” at the intersection of Holbrook Road and Clifton Street.
He said he lodged a complaint with council in November.
“I hit this mighty hole and it nearly took the steering wheel out of my hand,” he said.
“The hole is etching right out of the road here and I think it’s going to cause an accident.
“I’m reluctant to speak out but if someone doesn’t stand up to it, what is going to happen?”
The hole is on the western side of Holbrook Road and appears as a crevasse partially on the road and the shoulder.
There is also uneven patchwork towards the centre of the road where traffic flows from Hilltop.
Mr Gurtner travels along the road every day in to the city centre and said the hole has widened by at least six inches in recent months.
Just down the road in Bourkelands council recently resurfaced Bourkelands Drive.
Mr Gurnter questioned why other parts of the city were tended to while other road faults such as Holbrook Road hole went unexamined.
He pointed to new housing developments that added new traffic to the road “by the day”.
“Where are their priorities?” he said.
A Wagga City Council spokesman said it was aware of the pothole Mr Gurtner was concerned about.
He did not provide a timeframe on when it would be fixed.
But he said the area would be “frequently” monitored until a permanent repair could be implemented.
“The timing of this will be based on available resources with a priority of works across the network based on condition and risk,” he said.
Council said the city’s sealed roads are expected to experience further deterioration as a result of wet weather.
Despite Mr Gurtner’s complaint still unresolved five months later, council reminded motorists to keep identifying areas of concern.
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