More than 700 potholes in Hyndburn were repaired last year, new figures have revealed.
Figures from Lancashire County Council reveal 19,221 potholes were repaired across Lancashire over the same period – an increase of 40 per cent from 2009.
County council chiefs say the recent harsh winters have been partly to blame, putting strain on the borough’s roads.
And they admit there is ‘no way’ all of them can be repaired by spring.
The Hyndburn figures have drawn criticism from councillors and residents who say it is time something was done to solve the problem.
Christopher Eastham, owner of Columbia Motors on Spring Street, Rishton, said: "When you get to the bottom of Owen Street in Accrington, it’s just shocking.
"People just want them sorted out, especially given the vast sums we’re all having to pay out for road tax."
Oswaldtwistle Councillor Doug Hayes added: "It just shows the deterioration that the roads are in. Even though they are filling them in, they are just filling them in with sand and mortar. They’ll fill them in, but then three or four months down the line, they will have to do it again. If they were done properly, the repairs would last.
"It’s just not the best way to do things, and it’s definitely not the best value for money."
Tim Ashton, the member for Highways and Transport, said: "People should be reassured that highways are a priority to us and one that we’ve invested real money in – we fixed one third more potholes in the last year than we would in a normal year and resurfaced more roads."
He added: "We have protected highways from budget cuts – around £45m was spent in each of the last two years and this level of investment will continue in 2011/12.