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Large Pot Holes Forming kerbside (A428 Hillmorton, Rugby Bound) causing people to drive over the white line

Reported via desktop in the Potholes / Highway Condition category anonymously at 20:02, Thursday 22 April 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2686433.

These pot holes have slowly gotten worse over a period of a year and now should meet the depth and diameter to be repair since last reported. The pot holes are so large I've seen cars driving over the white lines (in the middle of a single carriage) to avoid them which could lead to an accident with vehicles traveling in opposite direction. I also feel it's unsafe for cyclist especially in the night as it could cause them injury if they fall off after hitting one unsighted, with this being close to depots with lots of night staff this is a real concern. Please fix all of the holes even the small ones if possible, as previously the large ones have been patched up, and the others get bigger a spread breaking the patch up holes. Ultimately this leads to larger wholes and the job be carried out on multiple holes, multiple times as year which doesn't seem effective or efficient.

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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 20:03, Thursday 22 April 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry and for bringing this matter to our attention. We understand that you have concerns about the condition of the road surface in this area. Furthermore, we are troubled to hear that you feel is causing a detrimental effect to motorists’ and cyclists’ driving experience and; that may be causing damage to vehicles and a risk to safety. We are pleased to confirm that the problem you have indicated in this location, has a repair scheduled to resolve it. This should hopefully be completed within a weeks’ time. Please be assured that you will receive an update once repairs are completed.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:07, Friday 23 April 2021

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    On Saturday 24th April 17:45 I hit the pothole causing damage to my vehicle. The A428 is in a terrible state - Warwickshire County Council seem to have repaired some potholes but Northamptonshire where this one is have not.

    Posted anonymously at 14:01, Tuesday 27 April 2021

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 14:01, Tuesday 27 April 2021

  • Thank you for your further comments relating to the condition of the road surface in this area. We note with concern that you feel the pothole present here caused damaged to your vehicle when you drove over it. We hope that you are ok and the damage is not too significant. To reconfirm, the problem indicated in this location, has a repair scheduled to resolve it. This should hopefully be completed within a weeks’ time. Please be assured that you will receive an update once repairs are completed. Should you be requesting financial assistance in repairing your vehicle; you may wish to pursue an insurance claim against West Northamptonshire Council as the local highway authority. This can done by contacting the Council’s Insurance Team by email: insuranceclaims.ncc@westnorthants.gov.uk or by post at: Insurance Services, West Northamptonshire Council, Angel Street, Northampton, NN1 1ED

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 14:35, Tuesday 27 April 2021

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    Hit this pothole today 12.45pm 19th may ,front tyre blow out and rear tyre unrepairable , following a large van so was unavoidable ,needs action fast ,before someone gets hurt

    Posted by Christopher Buck at 19:43, Wednesday 19 May 2021

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 19:44, Wednesday 19 May 2021

  • Thank you for your further comments. We understand that you have concerns about the condition of the A428; specifically, that you feel there is a pothole present causing a hazard to road users and may have caused damage to your tyres. Whilst we appreciate and sympathise with your comments, we have carried out a review of this matter and can confirm that there are no immediate safety concerns relating to this issue that warrant further investigation or repair at this time, at this location. The potholes present here that met the specifications for remedial work, have already been addressed and rectified in this area. However, please be assured that we will continue to monitor the area as part of our routine inspections. If you feel the situation deteriorates, please inform us via our Street Doctor platform.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 13:15, Thursday 20 May 2021

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