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Tarmac Patchwork near Construction Site Collapsing

Reported via desktop in the Potholes / Highway Condition category anonymously at 13:16, Thu 25 November 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3143482.

The A509 alongside the new construction site has 4 trenches that have been dug across the road and patched with tarmac. This tarmac patchwork is wearing away very quickly and creating deep ruts causing vehicles to drop into the trench with no way of avoiding the ruts. The tarmac is not able to sustain the volume of traffic using this road. Each trench is going from one construction site across the road to the other construction site. The deterioration is rapidly becoming deeper each day with the tarmac deforming under the traffic.

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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 13:17, Thu 25 November 2021

  • Please can these trenches be filled in IMMEDIATELY. They are highly hazardous and are likely to cause accidents. Cars, vans and lorries are now swerving violently to try to avoid them. If they are not the immediate responsibility of the Council, please demand the developers to remedy the road: you have the right and responsibility to direct urgent repairs.

    Posted anonymously at 21:23, Sat 27 November 2021

  • Any further updates on this as this is now a real hazard. There are severe drops into these holes now, no care has been taken to do the job properly the first time.

    Posted anonymously at 23:37, Sat 27 November 2021

  • I’m getting repeated calls now ( Saturday evening) that more than one car has been damaged in Isham. Seems trenches have been back filled and tarmaced but sunk to a dangerous level I’m concerned that this was reported on Thursday but has not been dealt with Regards Cllr Clive Hallam

    Posted by Cllr Clive Hallam at 23:49, Sat 27 November 2021

  • I reported this to the Out of Hours team at 5:45 pm on Sat 27 November. They said they would send a team to attend and close the road to fix overnight if necessary. Also reported to County Councillor James Hakewill.

    This is a VERY dangerous situation which needs resolving now.

    Posted anonymously at 07:29, Sun 28 November 2021

  • I travelled along the A509 from Isham to Kettering on Sunday 28 November. The trenches that have been reported above have continued to sink and traffic is now trying to avoid them, crossing into the other lane to do so. This is extremely dangerous and will not only cause damage to vehicles but could well cause a major accident. Urgent remedial work is needed.

    Posted anonymously at 13:07, Sun 28 November 2021

  • This needs to be urgently addressed. Last night at 22.15 our vehicle literally dropped into this crater in the road, with no warning signs at all. Further down the road there are RAMP signs which are misleading as these are now so far removed from being ramps. With missing signage, extremely poor or zero lighting, it's exceptionally dangerous for drivers and very likely to lead to a fatality or damaged vehicles. PLEASE get this fixed for the safety of everyone!

    Posted by Robin Rimbaud at 15:02, Sun 28 November 2021

  • I drove at 15mph to try and help get in and out of the craters, but still damaged my car, the front underside rubber is currently hanging off due to hitting the crater on coming in and out. They are not ramps!!! They are giant potholes or craters in the road. It is extremely dangerous. Please sort this asap

    Posted anonymously at 17:36, Sun 28 November 2021

  • Road needs closing until holes are filled!

    Posted anonymously at 21:54, Sun 28 November 2021

  • Got caught out by these yesterday (27/11). Minimal lighting, misleading signage and massive holes in the road. Even when looking for them on the way back at a really slow speed I still managed to catch one. I just hope my car is not damaged.

    Posted anonymously at 23:26, Sun 28 November 2021

  • Please can anyone update us?: Has anything happened yet? I value our little car too much to risk travelling along the A509 to find out! (I was one of the original concerned complainants.)

    Posted by Peter Arnold at 21:18, Tue 30 November 2021

  • Went over again this morning. First set of holes coming away from Isham were not as harsh but still obvious and steadily getting bad again. The second lot were holding up a bit better and have clearly been patched.

    Posted anonymously at 22:37, Tue 30 November 2021

  • I drove through at 9.30 pm tonight and repairs were in progress with traffic lights up

    Posted by Cllr Clive Hallam at 22:53, Tue 30 November 2021

  • Thank you for making the road better (whoever actually did the work). Thanks to Cllr Hallam for keeping an eye on progress. Please can a weather eye be kept on this stretch of road, because the repairs appear only to be temporary and are of variable quality.

    Posted by Peter Arnold at 21:21, Wed 1 December 2021

  • Damage has reoccured and has created another unavoidable trench. This is making vehicles drop suddenly. I was lucky where this didn't cause damage to my vehicle, I had to stop and check. This needs addressing urgently.

    Posted anonymously at 10:19, Tuesday 8 March 2022

  • Thank you for contacting the Council regarding these works. Our site inspector has visited the site and concluded that these would not warrant intervention at these stage. However the site is under regular review with the developer and will be highlighted should additional works become required.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 15:20, Tuesday 31 May 2022

  • Following a review this issue is not a Council responsibility.

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 14:00, Tuesday 6 September 2022

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