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Drivers have criticised work to resurface a key route between Lichfield and Burntwood.
The A5190 from Pipehill has been relaid, with motorists facing delays while the work was carried out.
But with the maintenance crews now cleared away, some drivers have contacted Lichfield Live raising concerns about the standard of the new surface.
One said: “It looks like a temporary road surface – but they’ve painted the lines on.
“It’s heavily scored, very slippy and has no grip It looks worse than it did before.”
Cllr Helen Fisher, Cabinet member for highways and transport at Staffordshire County Council said inspections were planned after the concerns were raised.
“This section of road received a surface treatment earlier this year to reduce the formation of potholes and improve the grip on the road,” she said.
“We are aware of concerns regarding the completed works and will be assessing the site to ensure its quality.”