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Deep pothole absolutely lethal to cyclists especially when flooded a road does not drain

Reported via desktop in the Potholes / Highway Condition category anonymously at 13:55, Wednesday 12 May 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2721693.

This pothole is right in the cyclists path. It means swerving to the right just at the beginning of a blind bend. Yesterday when it was not visible due to flooding I was thrown across the road trying to stay on my bike. Luckily there was no traffic. This is hugely dangerous

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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 13:55, Wednesday 12 May 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 cycle path adjacent to Welford Road; specifically that feel there is a pothole present that is dangerous. We appreciate your comments and have carried out a further assessment of the issue and are pleased to confirm that the carriageway defects that meet the specifications for remedial work you have indicated in this location, have a repair scheduled to resolve them. This should hopefully be completed within a months’ time. Please be assured that you will receive an update once repairs are concluded.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 14:31, Wednesday 12 May 2021

  • Please note that you mention on a cycle path. That's not correct. It's on the road in the place where cyclists would most likely be .

    Posted anonymously at 17:18, Wednesday 12 May 2021

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 17:19, Wednesday 12 May 2021

  • Thank you for your further comments. Apologies for the confusion. We have spoken to the inspector who reassured that the defects are on the road surface. We can also confirm that the timeframe to resolve remains the same. Thank you.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 08:47, Thursday 13 May 2021

  • We reported the potholes outside Westhorpe House over 6 weeks ago and all you have done is mark them with yellow spray! Are you waiting for a serious injury to a cyclist, or severe damage to a car before you do anything more about them? They are dangerous as originally stated to both cyclists and drivers and are getting worse by the day. There are rocks from inside the potholes all over the road and many vehicles are having to take evasive action by going onto the other side of the road on a corner. You really need to take action in repairing this road as a matter of urgency.

    Posted anonymously at 21:22, Thursday 13 May 2021

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 21:23, Thursday 13 May 2021

  • Thank you for your further comments. We do appreciate your concerns about the condition of the road and the hazards you feel are present. The latest information we have is that our workforce will attend with 28 days from the 12th May. In some cases, we are able to attend before this prospective time; however, at this time, we have no further information other than the time given above. Please be assured that you will receive an update once repairs are concluded.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 08:38, Friday 14 May 2021

  • I'm sorry but your reply is not good enough and your time scale (28 days from 12th May) is not acceptable. We supplied photos and reported this over 6 weeks ago,(19th March 2021 to be precise) but notice our original report and pictures are no longer visible on here for this repair, although we do have a dated copy. What part of dangerous to cyclist and damage to vehicles do you not understand? The repair needs doing asap, before there is a serious accident or damage to cars, not 28 days from 12 May!!

    Posted anonymously at 10:59, Friday 14 May 2021

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:00, Friday 14 May 2021

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:18, Friday 14 May 2021

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