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Potholes Along Roadworks A4500 - Northampton

Reported in the Potholes / Highway Condition category anonymously at 08:23, Wed 11 December 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways 2 minutes later. ref: 1883157.

There are several severe potholes along both the eastbound and westbound side of the A4500 in the roadworks area. As these potholes are in the main driving lane (as other lane is blocked by cones) there is no way of avoiding them and they could cause a serious incident. Please can something be done urgently as these potholes are unavoidable and if hit, a vehicle would have to stop in the only live lane, thus creating a serious risk of subsequent collision and blocking entire side of A4500 - a main route into Northampton. Surely the contractors for the development which is causing* all the lane closures in this area have a bucket of tarmac handy? As at 8.12.19.

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault. 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 08:25, Wed 11 December 2019

  • Thank you for your enquiry. A works order has already been raised and will be completed within 6 months to repair the potholes.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 14:05, Wed 11 December 2019

  • The potholes have formed due to the erosion of the backfill in the trenches that have been dug to facilitate the roadworks. The recent wet weather is making them worse on a daily basis and now need to be repaired as a matter of urgency.

    Posted anonymously at 18:52, Wed 15 January 2020

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Northamptonshire Highways at 19:28, Tuesday 11 January 2022

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