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Very dangerous pothole

Reported via mobile in the Road surface (NH) category anonymously at 11:07, Fri 31 March 2023

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4380862.

I have reported this twice to Lancashire County Council but have been told today this is your dept. I have done some SERIOUS damage to my car which I will be putting a claim in for. On the A56 Accrington Bypass coming UP TO Rising Bridge roundabout; you have just passed Tesco which is on the right hand side and just before the first bridge there is a VERY DEEP AND DANGEROUS pothole in the middle of both lanes which is now spreading across. I went right over it, nearly caused a collision, my warning lights came on and I had to drive home with a flat tyre. My car needed re-aligning and was in the garage for THREE days and their words were ‘my car is in very bad condition’. I need to drive home that way as I live just off Rising Bridge roundabout and I need to try and find an alternative route (I don’t think there is one). I can’t drive round it slowly as it’s a dual carriageway so someone will go in the back of me and if I go over it again my car will be a right off. Please can it be taken care of as A MATTER OF URGENCY?

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  • Thank you for contacting National Highways. Your report concerning a deep pothole on the A56 Accrington Bypass has been passed to our local inspector. We’ll inspect the issue within 10 working days and raise a job for a remedial repair if required.

    If you would like a more detailed response on this matter, please contact our 24hr Customer Contact Centre • Email – • Tel: 0300 123 5000.

    Kind regards,

    National Highways

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by National Highways at 10:56, Mon 3 April 2023

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