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A previoulsy reported problem

Reported via desktop in the Pothole (NH) category anonymously at 13:23, Wed 28 December 2022

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4062618.

A drain located in the "fast lane" when traveling west towards Bournemouth has had a comment similar to "no tarmac around drain." This was reported early in December and seems to have been attended but NOT corrected. Tarmac has been applied to the circumference of the drain cover so as to prevent the edge of the road surface from crumbling into the drain. But the underlying issue of the sunken drain cover remains. Either the drain has sunken beneath the road surface or the road surface has been relayed and thereby increasing its height. In either account the drain lies at a dangerous position below the level of the road. As reported previously, this may cause a cyclist or a motorcyclist to have an accident and fall of their machines. It may also cause sever damage to the wheels and or tyres of cars. This is a dangerous “pothole” and can only be resolved by increasing the height of the drain cover to match the road. The current “fix” is a bodged job.

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  • Thank you for your report concerning surfacing issues around a drain at Azalea Roundabout.

    We acknowledge that earlier repairs have since failed, and we're arranging a solution as a matter of priority. We thank you for your patience whilst we undertake these works.

    Kind regards

    National Highways

    Posted by National Highways at 11:39, Wed 4 January 2023

  • This has not been fixed. I hit this with my rear wheel yesterday and it’s snapped the shock absorber!

    Posted anonymously at 22:45, Mon 20 February 2023

  • I now recognise that several other "potholes" , ie issues with failed road surfaces around several drain grids have been repaired in a professional non bodge-up manner. These have the drain cover raised to the level of the road, ie no pothole effect, and no risk to road users. It is now 10 weeks since the date of your acknowledgement of the problem and no signs of any repairs being done. We need a Rod Stuart to sort it for us!

    Posted anonymously at 10:10, Fri 17 March 2023

  • Just made a report on this. It’s becoming dangerous as you almost have to go into other lane to avoid damage to your car.

    Posted anonymously at 09:52, Thu 11 May 2023

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