The disrepair of Tocal Road is an accident waiting to happen, according to motorists Paul Nicholson and Angela Endersby.
Mr Nicholson and his neighbour Ms Endersby, of Vacy, travel the road each day and said drivers were frequently forced to cross to the wrong side of the road to dodge potholes.
Many of the potholes are in clusters, which make them difficult to avoid.
Ms Endersby said she almost had an accident when a B-double truck swerved around a corner to miss potholes and nearly hit her head on.
Maitland City Council has allocated money to fix the potholes with a 1.1 kilometre stretch of the road to receive between $300,000 and $400,000 in upgrades in three weeks.
Another section will have an $800,000 upgrade, which is scheduled for completion before the end of the financial year.
The council infrastructure strategy and works program manager Chris McGrath said four extra crews were fixing potholes across the city and other Lower Hunter councils were facing the same problems because of the wet weather.
“We normally have two or three requests to fill potholes a week, but this month we have had 90 so far,” he said.
“We have done heavy patching work on Tocal Road and it has not been sufficient, so we are going to be conducting more permanent repair work in three weeks.”
Mr McGrath said experts were investigating pavement designs for the road to rehabilitate the pavement.
He encouraged motorists to drive carefully on roads with potholes and said the council would spend as much money on the roads as they could.
Mr Nicholson and Ms Endersby believe the trucks that travel on the road to and from the Martins Creek Quarry, combined with wet weather, were to blame for the state of the road.
Mr McGrath said Martins Creek Quarry, along with other quarries in the local government area, contributed to road funding under Section 94 contributions for extractive industries and this money was to be used for the upgrade, along with money from the council’s maintenance fund.