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Large Pothole

Reported in the Potholes / Highway Condition category anonymously at 11:23, Fri 17 January 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways 3 minutes later. ref: 1944449.

Incident on the carriage due to pot hole cause damage to vehicle estimate size 4. 5 inches deep - 12/13 inches width - 2.5feet in length on the left hand side just near the stream.

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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 11:25, Fri 17 January 2020

  • That's pictures of the pot hole I also have videos of other vehicles going through it will e a matter of time until someone else has there car damaged its huge

    Posted anonymously at 11:45, Fri 17 January 2020

  • That's pictures of the pot hole I also have videos of other vehicles going through it will e a matter of time until someone else has there car damaged its huge

    Posted anonymously at 15:12, Fri 17 January 2020

  • Went over this in the dark at 6.15pm sat 18 jan. Checked Sun morning. Tyre damaged!!

    Posted anonymously at 14:19, Sun 19 January 2020

  • Hit this pothole on Friday Evening @ 2030, when I went out to the car the next morning the tyre was flat, upon removing the wheel the rim has been severely damaged as a result of the impact. As a cyclist who commutes along this road most days this will cause serious injury very soon

    Posted anonymously at 09:59, Mon 20 January 2020

  • There is a second pothole very close to this one. The size of the pothole is beyond belief. I only just missed this pothole in my car.

    Posted anonymously at 17:06, Mon 20 January 2020

  • Went over the pothole at night, wasn’t visible. Tyre damaged - completely flat.

    Posted anonymously at 13:55, Fri 24 January 2020

  • Hit the same pothole on Friday 24th feb around 19.20. Couldn’t see the hole and did considerable damage to my car . Need a new wheel and tyre. So looking to claim if you could update me on how to do this

    Posted by James Rowney at 11:38, Mon 27 January 2020

  • I hit this pothole Tuesday 28th January. My car is currently in the garage awaiting a quote for repair/replacement of both wheels on the passenger side. As i can see a lot of others have hit this pothole and have similar damage. I would like to make a claim as evidently you are aware of the pot hole yet nothing has been actioned by yourselves to repair or put in provisions so drivers can be made aware of this. Look forward to your response.

    Posted anonymously at 09:18, Thu 30 January 2020

  • I hit this pot hole on the way home from work at 5.25pm tonight (30th January 2020) - in my new car (only had it less than a week) tyre lost pressure straight away with warning lights flashing - low tyre pressure and also another warning light, it looks like a new wheel (not just the tyre is going to be needed as AA came out and said it needs a garage and wouldn't touch the wheel. have images of the wheel waiting to see the garage so can see extent of damage to the alloy and there is a chance that more damage has occurred. Please email me the claim form so I claim back for damage that has been caused by this pot hole. Cant believe it hasn't been sorted and there is another large pot up metres from this one. spoke to someone in Northamptonshire County council and he mentioned it was the first he had heard about this.

    Posted anonymously at 21:09, Thu 30 January 2020

  • Hit last night took tyre out 30th jan 2019 at 17.20

    Posted by John at 12:17, Fri 31 January 2020

  • Hit this pothole on 29/01/2020 at approx 17:30. Just had my car looked at and had to replace the tyre. Also been advised the wheel is buckled and that I should get this looked at. I will do this asap. Can you please advise how I can claim for the cost of these repairs.

    Posted anonymously at 14:59, Fri 31 January 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry, This defect was attended to by our out of hours team and an order raised for the remaing potholes to be repaired within the next 28 days.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 12:17, Thu 6 February 2020

  • I hit this pothole on 3rd Feb 2020 at approx 5:30pm. I needed three new tryes and two new alloy wheels.

    Please can someone let me know how i make a claim?

    Posted anonymously at 16:51, Mon 17 February 2020

  • I hit this pothole last night at approx 10.20pm on the 26th Feb 2020.this has punctured the tyre where it meets the sidewall. Not sure if it's damaged the suspension as car has developed a rattle when driving. Will be taking to a garage to find out. This appears to be getting larger by the day. This section of road is apalling and requires attention all the way from little Oakley to great Oakley. Could you please advise how to claim for the damage to my car.

    Posted anonymously at 20:36, Thu 27 February 2020

  • Has anyone been successful with getting a response for their claim? I needed 3 new tyres (all had bulges), two new alloys (BMW 18") and the tracking done. All in all, i am over £1.3k out of pocket!

    Posted by Ian Dennett at 21:04, Thu 27 February 2020

  • Update on my report from 26th Feb. Had to wait 3 days for a new tyre, when the tyre fitter was balancing the wheel he called me over, and his professional opinion was the wheel is Fu@#ed. Had my MOT 2 days later, and had to have a lower suspension arm on that side replaced due to damage. Not happy at all. Some of the potholes so called "repaired" on this stretch of road recently are opening back up.

    Pic was taken today

    Posted by Darren Smith at 19:43, Sat 7 March 2020

  • This road is terrible, very dangerous for cyclists, i cycle along here every day on my commute to work. Someone will be seriously injured or killed on this section of road. I have had 3 very near misses where I've nearly been hit by a car while trying to navigate the knackered road surface. I am building a case and saving all previous reports because if I do have an accident I will look at taking legal action.

    Posted anonymously at 17:11, Wed 10 June 2020

  • Has anyone actually received a reply from the council with regards to this? I hit this back in January and reported it straight away with photos and I have not heard a thing. I had a costly bill to repair my vehicle and would like a reponse!

    Posted anonymously at 15:02, Mon 20 July 2020

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 15:02, Mon 20 July 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry. A works order has already been raised via our resurfacing programme which has been proposed to start on the 17th of August 2020 for 5 days.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:05, Wed 29 July 2020

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