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Loose manhole cover on A30/A303 on west carriageway

Reported via desktop in the Road surface category anonymously at 22:51, Thursday 24 June 2021

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later

Following roadworks w/b 17.5.21, this manhole is still loose and crashes very loudly each time a vehicle passes over it. This occurs through the day and the night. I reported this to you on 22.5.21 and you replied on 3.6.21 saying it was not your manhole but Vodafone. You have reported this to Vodafone. I did not hear from them so contacted them (18.6.21) and they are looking into it. On 19.6.21 I noticed a sign on the roadside(west) warning of bumps in the road. Did Highways England erect this warning sign? What powers do Highways England have to get some action? It is good that there is a warning but it seems to have no affect on the movement of the manhole or the loudness of the noise. Surely something can be done. It is now more than a month since I first reported this. Has an Inspector actually visited the site? We should very much appreciate an update on the situation and planned action as soon as possible please. Mr and Mrs Hawkins Stoneburrow Cottage EX14 9PY

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  • Dear Mr and Mrs Hawkins

    Thank you for contacting Highways England about the loose manhole cover on the A30. We’re sorry for any disturbance has caused you.

    We are aware of the issue with this manhole cover and are working with the utility company to fix it. We’re currently arranging suitable traffic management measures so that we can access the cover safely.

    While we can’t currently offer you a date, we’re working to get this done as quickly as possible.

    Kind regards

    Highways England

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by National Highways at 07:34, Friday 2 July 2021

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