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3inch deep, 2ft long in centre of road

Reported via mobile in the Potholes / Highway Condition category anonymously at 14:11, Fri 11 June 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2785297.

From the M1 junction 16 along the A4500 heading towards Northampton, approximately 500 yards before the Premier Inn hotel and just before the slip road to Northampton road at Harpole. The pothole was in the centre of the road. There seems to be lots of road surface damage for about 1/4 of a mile along that particular stretch of road, and one particularly deep hole approximately 3 inches deep. The road surface has been in need of repair for over a year now and has been deteriorating severely since the recent roadworks/upgrade around the new industrial estate being erected. Driving over this has caused extensive damage to the tyre and buckled the alloy wheel

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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 14:12, Fri 11 June 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 A4500; specifically, that you feel there are deep potholes presenting a risk to motorists and has damaged your vehicle. We appreciate your concerns and have carried out an assessment of the issue and are pleased to confirm that the carriageway defects, that meet the specifications for remedial work that you have indicated in this location, has a repair scheduled to resolve them. This should be completed within a weeks’ time. There will also be a scheme put in place to carry out permanent reparations within the 12 months. Please be assured that you will receive an update once repairs are concluded.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 12:52, Mon 14 June 2021

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