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Highway Bridges_Highway Bridges - Damaged/Unsafe problem

Reported via Open311 in the Highway Bridges - Damaged/Unsafe category by Northamptonshire Highways at 13:08, Thu 6 May 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later

Our Inspector has identified a Highway Bridges defect at this location and has issued a works ticket to repair under the Highway Bridges - Damaged/Unsafe category. We aim to complete this work within the next 24 Months.

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  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Northamptonshire Highways at 13:08, Thu 6 May 2021

  • This report has been assessed and a job for repair has been raised.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 13:10, Thu 6 May 2021

  • On Tuesday 12 October 2021 I was travelling along Foxhill Road West Haddon from Long Buckby having just picked up my son from the station there. At a point between Telegraph poles marked number 32 and 33, and beside a white Gas HP Pipeline all on my right hand side of the road, I was driving at approximately 40mph, a skip lorry was travelling towards me which caused me to enter a large pothole containing what appeared to be chunks of tarmac that had apparently broken off the side of the road. There was no room for me to avoid entering this pothole which clearly forms part of the side of the road. The road is narrow at this point and it was impossible to pass the oncoming skip lorry without doing so. I collided with a large obstacle in the pothole which caused an immediate puncture to my front offside tyre. Please see photograph of the tyre which clearly shows a split which rendered the tyre irreparable. It was a new tyre having been replaced as part of my MOT in August, please see photo of attached receipt from Bull’s Garage showing two tyres £152. I was utterly appalled that a pothole such as this had been left unrepaired and caused this damage to my tyre through no fault of my own. I did not see this pothole coming as the skip lorry being a wide vehicle was travelling at the same speed as me and my concentration quite rightly was directed as passing this vehicle safely.By the time I did see it, it was too late to take avoiding action or indeed stop. I hereby claim The sum of £100 to replace the tyre and enclose a copy of the receipt and transaction slip for a new replacement tyre.

    Posted anonymously at 13:49, Fri 29 October 2021

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

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 12:30, Tuesday 31 May 2022

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