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General condition of road surface between Hartwell and Hanslope.

Reported via mobile in the Potholes / Highway Condition category by Mr Anthony G Mobley at 22:29, Friday 30 April 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2700552.

The road has deteriorated with potholes along the entire stretch stated. The road forms part of Sustrans no.6 cycle route. I was cycling along this road on 22nd April 2021on my electric bike when I hit a pothole and punctured my rear tyre and the force of hitting it bent the rim of the wheel. I live within quarter of a mile of this section of road so know it well and have to pick my way to miss all the holes which can be very dangerous. I have complained to Hartwell Parish Council many times but little gets done often getting no further than the painting of white lines around a few of the worst holes. This time I hope something gets done as the repair of my wheel which contains the electric motor could prove expensive Yours A Mobley.

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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 22:29, Friday 30 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; specifically, that you feel the potholes there are increasing volume and severity. Furthermore, we note with concern that you feel they have caused damage to your electric bicycle. We have carried out an assessment of the issue and are pleased to confirm that the potholes that meet the specifications for remedial work you have indicated in this location, already has a repair scheduled to resolve them. This should hopefully be completed within five months’ time. Please be assured that you will receive an update once repairs are concluded.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:38, Wednesday

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