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Collapsed / Subsided Manhole Cover

Reported via desktop in the Road surface (NH) category anonymously at 09:01, Tuesday 16 April 2024

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5858580.

Reporting this serious and dangerous road surface defect once again as I have just hit it this this morning travelling into Daventry as it was impossible to swerve to avoid it due to a vehicle turning into Weedon ahead of me.

The collapsed manhole cover has caused two cracks to my rear passenger alloy which will cost £100inc VAT have repaired.

I will now be submitting a claim against national highways for the cost of the repair for this damage as this defect has been reported to them for over a month with no action having been taken to repair the defect and make the road safe to use again.

I can see that this collapsed / subsided manhole cover which has led to very deep dangerous dip / drop in the road has been reported over a month ago with no inspection yet carried out.

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  • 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

    Posted anonymously at 12:22, Thursday 18 April 2024

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