RESIDENTS are complaining to the Roads and Maritime Services about the dangerous state of the New England Highway just south of Scone.
The northbound lane of the highway has a significant pothole, which is causing motorists to swerve onto the opposite side of the road.
Aberdeen resident Troy Rowland travels to Scone each day for work and started a thread on a community Facebook page about the danger, which generated strong community support.
“I hit it the other morning; it was still a bit dark, it was foggy and rainy and it scared the hell out me. It threw me all over the road, it is really dangerous,” he said.
“I travel up there twice a day and every time I see cars crossing to the other side of the road to avoid it.
“The potential for a head- on is really great.
“It has been like this for about a month and is getting worse.”
Other residents have reported damage to their cars, including blowing tyres.
The Upper Hunter Shire Council has lodged two complaints with the RMS, which has patched the site twice, and has asked for a more permanent solution.
The RMS has placed signs to alert motorists to the road damage and plans to repair the road later this week, weather permitting.