A picture was posted on Facebook after a resident found the metal spikes on Ireby Road, near Ingleton in North Yorkshire, close to the border with Lancashire.
North Yorkshire Police are aware of the incident and were looking into the matter.
The resident, who asked not to be named, told The Yorkshire Post it is a matter of time until someone gets hurt, as it is the second time he has found spikes in the road.
He said: "I spoke to the police, they had already had a report on the road.
"They were made aware of where I work so they could come collect the spikes but I’ve not had anyone call me back or anything. They did also say they couldn’t decide who’s road it was under. Lancs or North Yorks'.
"They did send out a highway maintenance gentleman who I walked down the road and showed the drilled holes to. Unfortunately, I’m guessing it’ll get worse until someone inevitably gets hurt."
North Yorkshire Police said: "Police have been made aware of some metal spikes that were found in the road.
"The local neighbourhood policing team are currently making enquiries to establish the full circumstances around this incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote reference number 12210207942."