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There is a long ridge along the middle of the left hand carriageway driving towards Radstone

Reported in the Potholes / Highway Condition category anonymously at 16:57, Sun 15 September 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 3 minutes later. ref: 1768129.

I have fallen off of my bike here today. The ridge in the middle of the left hand carriageway extends for 200 yards in 2 separate stretches. The picture of the twig shows how big the ridge is (circa an inch). As a result of the shocking conditions cars tend to drive on the opposite side of the road where possible. I was cycling on the left side of the ridge and pulled out to pass a car that had stopped and my wheel got trapped in this ridge. Luckily I was wearing a helmet and there was not a car driving in the other direction as I ended up falling into the opposite carriageway.

Just out of interest the car that I was going to pass had stopped as it had a blown tyre which the driver indicated had been caused by the ridge.

This stretch of road has always been a very busy stretch in Brackley, serving the St Peters Park and Poets Estates. With the new houses recently built the volume of traffic has increased hugely. This road needs to be repaired and soon.

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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 County Council at 17:00, Sun 15 September 2019

  • Works order has been raised and will be completed within 6 months for road patching. Thank you for your enquiry.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 10:11, Mon 16 September 2019

  • I have now established that I have fractured my wrist in the accident that I reported. Please could you advise who I should contact to seek compensation given the poor condition of the road that has directly led to the accident.

    Many thanks

    Posted anonymously at 13:09, Wed 25 September 2019

  • Claim form has been sent via email

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 15:36, Wed 25 September 2019

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