THREE Halesowen roads are set to benefit from improvements - Dudley Council has pledged.

Belle Vale, Lutley Lane and Huntingtree Road will be subject to works.

The council revealed it plans to improve the roads after retired teacher Mary Hadley reported how her tyre was burst by a large pothole on Belle Vale.

The 63-year-old grandma said "driving around the borough is a nightmare" and also said work was needed to Lutley Lane and Huntingtree Road, which are also rife with holes. 

Councillor Damian Corfield, Dudley Council’s cabinet member for highways and environment, said: "The three roads mentioned (Belle Vale, Lutley Lane and Huntingtree Road) are going to receive different levels of improvement in 24/25 which may include preventative maintenance, reactive structural maintenance, structural patching and reconstruction, dependent on need.”

He added: "While we have an ongoing programme for repairs we’re always appreciative when residents refer specific location to us for investigation.

"The online reporting system logs issues and immediately allocates the work, closing the reporting for that location until the issue is resolved. This ensures no duplication of reporting, allowing us to deliver work for our residents more efficiently.

“Potholes are a problem for all local authorities and we have recently launched a game changing proactive service with regards to pothole repair.

"We’ve received positive feedback from residents over the last 6 months, but Dudley has over 700miles of roads across the borough and we’re working continuously throughout the year to deliver even more improvements."