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Hazardous pothole

Reported via mobile in the Road surface (NH) category anonymously at 23:11, Friday 16 February 2024

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5589037.

Over time a pothole has become a crater in the first lane of the M5 notthbohnd between the junctions of 11A and 11 outside Gloucester. Has been getting worse over the last few weeks to the point over swerving or remembering to change lanes to avoid it due to its severe size. Needs urgent attention, resurfacing at best.

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  • Thank you for making your report. We appreciate you taking the time to contact us.

    We carry out frequent safety patrols to monitor the condition of the road. Any potholes or defects we find are recorded. Repairs are then prioritised based on the severity of the defect. We know that a damaged road surface can, on occasion, be potentially dangerous and we have processes in place to ensure any hazardous defects are repaired quickly.

    This pothole was filled in on Sunday 18 February. A permanent repair was due to be carried out this week. Timescales do vary as we try to combine activities into single road closures.

    If you require any further information, please contact our Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000 or, or visit our website at

    Kind regards

    National Highways

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by National Highways at 14:07, Friday 23 February 2024
    Moderated by National Highways at 14:12, Friday 23 February 2024

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