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Reported via mobile in the Pothole (NH) category anonymously at 21:02, Sun 10 December 2023

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5303713.

Deep pot hole southbound in left hand lane just After b1296 merge but before Washington/ Sunderland highway exit

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  • Thank you for your report on the National Highways Fix My Steet website on 10 December 2023 regarding a pothole just after junction 65 on the southbound carriageway of the A1. Thank you for reporting this pothole near to the A1 Birtley to Coal House scheme. We have an onsite Traffic Safety Control Officer (TSCO), who patrols the scheme and its diversion routes regularly both during the day and night. Part of their duty is to monitor the condition of the surface to ensure that any defects are reported and filled as soon as possible. We temporarily repair any smaller carriageway defects as they are reported and then follow this up with a more permanent repair when we have access. We have upcoming planned closures for overnight patching repair works on Friday 15 December (northbound carriageway) and Saturday 16 December (southbound carriageway). These closures will enable the team to repair the carriageway until the full resurfacing plans commence next year. Thanks again for contacting us, we hope that the above information has been helpful. If there’s anything further you’d like to ask or any concerns to raise regarding the A1 Birtley to Coal House scheme, please don’t hesitate to contact us by email on or telephone the customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000. You can also find more information on our scheme webpage.

    Posted anonymously at 12:13, Thu 14 December 2023

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