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M57 Off-Slip to Tarbock Island Lane 2 Surface Severe Damage

Reported via mobile in the Road surface (NH) category anonymously at 15:42, Sat 6 May 2023

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4523754.

Lane 2 of the slip road from the M57 to Tarbock Island has developed numerous extremely large and severe defects. They are deep and sharp-edged and thus likely to cause immediate damage to tyres and road wheels.

Compounding the problem, this carriageway is downhill, and a significant braking zone, from a nominal 70mph to 0mph, if the traffic light is red. Both of these factors increase tyre loads on front wheels (making them more prone to damage), and pose a real and immediate threat to directional stability, either through drivers' efforts to avoid the defects, deflections caused by the defects, or catastrophic failure of vehicle suspension/steering systems caused by the defects.

There has been at least one severe pothole on this slip road for several months, however having used the slip road yesterday (5/5/23), it has now degraded to the point where I would consider it unsafe and impassable at typical road speeds, in a typical passenger car.

I would respectfully recommend that Lane 2 of the slip road be immediately closed until repairs can be made as soon as practicable.

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  • Thank you for contacting National Highways. Your report concerning the road surface on the off slip of the M57 to Tarbock Island 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 feel there are other issues that we should be aware of, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We’d be happy to investigate. Please email our 24hr Customer Contact Centre at or call us on 0300 123 5000. Kind regards, National Highways

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by National Highways at 12:02, Tue 9 May 2023

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