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Location: A30/303 on Redducks Hill above Stoneburrow and Bear Ashoka cottages.Roadworks this week have now left two manhole/drain covers loose in some way in westbound side of A303 and this results in loud bangs each time a vehicle passes over them. As you can imagine there is constant traffic day and night . This is a double concern - the constant noise and the safety aspect, it cannot be fitted correctly?

Reported via mobile in the Roadworks category anonymously at 11:47, Saturday 22 May 2021

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later

Unsafe manhole/drainage covers after roadworks earlier in the week on A303/30 in East Devon

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  • Thank you for contacting Highways England concerning loose manhole covers. We shall look into this issue and aim to provide a response by 14 June 2021.

    Can we please ask that you check back on this date for an update.

    Kind regards

    Highways England

    Posted by National Highways at 14:22, Tuesday 1 June 2021

  • Thank you for your patience whilst our inspector reviewed your report. We're sorry for the disruption these covers have caused you.

    The drain cover isn't one that belongs to us and so isn't ours to maintain. However we have raised a notice with Vodafone, who are now aware of the issues and will take any action necessary. We will continue to monitor the drain as part of our routine safety inspections.

    We hope this answers your enquiry. If you have any further queries, please contact our Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000 or

    Kind regards Highways England

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by National Highways at 09:05, Thursday 3 June 2021

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