Reported via desktop in the Pothole (NH) category anonymously at 16:43, Monday 12 February 2024
Sent to National Highways less than a minute later.
FixMyStreet ref: 5567499.
Afternoon, I would like to bring to your attention the following. On the eastbound carriageway between J11 and J10 in lanes 2 and 3 there are numerous potholes that stretch continuously for approximately 1/2 mile. They are long, quite deep and thin. They provide a major hazard to motorcycles. During the day these can be seen and avoided however at night that section of the motorway is unlit. The potholes cannot be seen and for a motorcyclist who doesn't know the area they would be at significant risk of running into these when changing lanes. This has a significant risk of destabilising the bike and throwing the rider resulting in serious injury or death. I believe that immediate inspection is required to deal with this issue before someone is seriously hurt or worst. Thank you.
Thank you for making your report. We have asked our inspection team to attend this location and assess the issue. If any work is needed, they will arrange for this to happen. Should no immediate work be required we will continue to monitor this during our regular inspections.
Although we always aim to complete repairs as quickly as possible, timescales do vary as we try to minimise disruption to customers by combining activities into single closures and always ensuring the safety of our people.
Kind regards National Highways
State changed to: Internal referral
Posted by National Highways at 10:47, Tuesday 13 February 2024