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Recurrence of badly repaired pothole

Reported in the Potholes / Highway Condition category by Dr John Fitton at 11:29, Wednesday 25 March 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 1 minute later. ref: 2072804.

This is yet another example of the unsatisfactory workmanship of your contractors. This pothole was repaired only a few weeks ago but has reappeared. The remains of its incompetent repair can be seen. It looks as though a mere five minutes was spent sweeping out the hole, depositing a dollop of tarmac, tamping it in with a hand tool and moving on to the next job. It appears that no attempt was made to seal the edges. Once again, I question the managerial competence of oversight to ensure quality of work done. If there is none, it is hardly surprising that these road repairers will do as little as possible for as much as they can get.

Incidentally, there is also an unrepaired pothole a few yards to the east on the north side, by the narrow bridge. It is becoming almost impossible to avoid.

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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 County Council at 11:30, Wednesday 25 March 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry. A works order has been raised this will be undertaken within the next 28 Days

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 13:55, Friday 27 March 2020

  • Thank you for reporting a fault on the highway, the highways team have now resolved the issue.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 05:48, Monday 6 April 2020

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