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Large amount of holes in the road surface which pose a risk to vehicles

Reported via desktop in the Road surface (NH) category anonymously at 09:17, Fri 17 February 2023

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4240207.

On the southbound and the northbound carriageway there are multiple potholes especially where the old road markings and studs were removed. This is present along both the NB and SB of the scheme in the roadworks, with specific focus on the road surface over the bridge. Unable to avoid due to the already congested and narrow temporary lanes. This has now caused damage to my tyres on my vehicle and these need to be fixed as soon as possible as they will cause a tyre blow out and may cause an accident.

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  • Thank you for reporting this issue to us via FixMyStreet. We appreciate the time you've taken to contact us about this.

    Costain Jacobs working on behalf of National Highways apologise for any inconvenience caused by the condition of the carriageway.

    The team have recently filled in several potholes but due to the recent bad weather these have opened again.

    Our Traffic Safety Control Officers (TSCO’s) patrol the scheme regularly and report any carriageway defects to the traffic management team. The team have a plan in place to repair potholes as they are identified and continue to fill them in as soon as possible.

    When the widening of the A1 is complete and we have the extra lane either side of the carriageway, we'll be resurfacing all lanes as part of the A1 Birtley to Coal House scheme.

    Kind Regards, National Highways on behalf of Costain Jacobs

    Posted anonymously at 22:33, Wed 5 July 2023

  • Why do you have signs which say "Narrow Lanes for your safety?". When driving through these roadworks, at night, in the rain, with a HGV at your side, it feels anything but safe! Surely wide lanes would be provided for safety, not narrow ones.

    Posted by Phil Murray at 13:37, Fri 11 August 2023

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