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A428 up to Northamptonshire Border Sign, very poor road condition - numerous large potholes

Reported via desktop in the Potholes / Highway Condition category anonymously at 13:19, Mon 24 May 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2745766.

On the A428, where the island is between the A428 and A5, just where you turn off from the M1 junction 18, the road condition of the A428 heading towards Hillmorton is extremely poor, there are numerous potholes that are unavoidable by road users. It is particularly bad just past Tesco Dirft Distribution and the Tesco Grocery store, but the A428 road condition is poor from this point up the Northamptonshire border sign travelling towards Hillmorton. Very dangerous road condition, could cause blow outs and possible accidents.

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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 13:19, Mon 24 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 this section of the A428; specifically, you feel there are multiple potholes present that are causing a hazard and may cause damage to vehicles. 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 26 weeks’ time. Please be assured that you will receive an update once repairs are concluded.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:49, Tue 25 May 2021

  • This evening (Sun 13/6/21) just before 6pm I hit 1 or more of the potholes already reported resulting in a completely ripped tyre with damage to the rim too. My car, myself and my son needed to be collected by a recovery truck and taxi and brought safely home. I am now without this car for work tomorrow until it can be sorted. Safe to say I am absolutely furious about this and can't bear to think about what could have happened !! Please advise what the next steps are regarding compensation of my expenses.

    Posted anonymously at 20:28, Sun 13 June 2021

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 20:29, Sun 13 June 2021

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Northamptonshire Highways at 06:17, Mon 14 June 2021

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