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Lane 1 on M42, before Refuge area sign.

Reported via desktop in the Pothole (NH) category anonymously at 15:55, Tue 22 November 2022

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 3984609.

There is a pothole on the first lane of the motorway after the Solihull Island. It's after the second gantry just before the 'refuge areas for emergency only sign'. It's been therefore a month or two now and when doing the national speed limit makes a very loud bang when hit. I'm surprised this defect has not been picked up on an inspection by National Highways.

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  • Thank you for your report about the pothole.

    We have raised this with our inspectors to be investigated at the first possible opportunity.

    Our inspector will review this to determine whether remedial work is required to make the area safe for the travelling public.

    Although we always try to respond to these reports in the quickest time possible, we would ask that anything of a safety critical nature be raised with our Customer Contact Centre directly. They are available 24 hours a day, on 0300 123 5000. This will ensure we process any such report as soon as it is received.

    Kind regards,

    National Highways

    Posted by National Highways at 11:26, Thu 24 November 2022

  • Overhead electronic signals. The signal south bound possibly just after junction 5 was indicating the national speed limit at approximately 10am when passing today 1st April 2023.

    Every car on the road increased speed form 50mph at that point.

    A short distance on a single 50mph sign was observed on the left of the hard shoulder. Most of the drivers unsure what the restrictions should be T this point.

    Further down the road all other signs indicate 50mph. I think any speeding offences if any would be an injustice.

    Google maps at that time was also asking if the mobile safty vehicle was still in that same location.

    Looked very suspicious and wrong if anyone is penalised for the overhead signal error.

    Posted by Darren at 14:26, Sat 1 April 2023

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