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A mound of tarmac in the middle of the road following recent resurfacing

Reported in the Potholes / Highway Condition category anonymously at 12:17, Fri 6 September 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways 3 minutes later. ref: 1758319.

Riding home late on Tuesday night on a push bike I had an accident close by 14 Hardwater Road, Great Doddington, which required me to immediately attend A & E and be admitted to hospital for surgery on the Wednesday. We have now found I hit a mound on tarmac in the middle of the road, which could not be seen at night. My daughter spoke to a nearby resident who confirmed it had been there since the recent resurfacing of the highway. PLEASE ATTEND TO THE PROBLEM IMMEDIATELY

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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 12:20, Fri 6 September 2019

  • I am sorry to hear of your recent accident on Hardwater Road and hope you are OK after having to attend A&E. Hardwater Road has recently been part of our surface dressing programme. When we surface dress any road, safety is our priority and we ask people to observe all of our signage which advises of the new road surface and speed restrictions. I visited Hardwater Road on Monday September 9th to check the defect you have highlighted and the surrounding area. It does look like a road user has needed to apply their brakes sharply and churned up the recently laid surface dressing causing the bump. Surface dressing requires a few days to bed in with vehicle movement, at a reduced speed, which means it is softer and can be disturbed by an action like this. A repair of this defect will take place by September Friday 13th. Thank you for your report.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 08:19, Tue 10 September 2019

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