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SINK HOLE Sinking again

Reported in the Potholes / Highway Condition category anonymously at 11:13, Tue 30 April 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways 2 minutes later. ref: 1616882.

A sink hole in the High Street outside my house opened up last autumn. It was rapidly surveyed and some work done on it within days by (I think) contractors (possibly from the installers of Fibre broadband about 2 years previously) THIS WORK HAS NOW SERIOUSLY DETERIORATED after about 6-9 months. The hole has subsided and deepened with water accumulating after any rain. It is a very narrow road, vehicles are forced to go through the depression, inevitably splashing mud & water onto the side of my house damaging the finish and fabric & causing damp. URGENT. Please ensure that the underlying cause of the sink hole is identified and thorough and effective long term repairs are made. Not just a poor, patch job as last year. DANGER. Further subsidence could occur at any time, if last year is to go by. The hole represents a clear danger to road users as well as causing material damage to my premises. Thank you,

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault on the highway. We will use the information you have provided to assess and prioritise this fault in accordance with our published response times for fault reports.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:16, Tue 30 April 2019

  • Work instructed and will be undertaken within 28 days.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 06:15, Fri 10 May 2019

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