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Potholes and road condition

Reported via desktop in the Pothole (NH) category anonymously at 12:02, Sunday 28 April 2024

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5907563.

The outside lane of the northbound A38, between Kingsway Island and Markeaton Island, is in a dire state. Potholes and significant surface breakup have plagued this stretch for several months. In fact, the condition has deteriorated to the point where I’ve seen bombed aircraft runways in better shape.

Despite numerous reports to National Highways, no action has been taken so far. Vehicles now have to swerve at high speeds to avoid the problem sections. The road sections are so bad that they’re even triggering the collision sensors on my dashcam. If conditions worsen, it wouldn’t be surprising if they set off an airbag!

This situation urgently requires attention and repair. Let’s hope that authorities address it promptly.

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  • Rather than issueing the standard response "Thank you for making your report. We have asked our inspection team to attend this location and assess the issue." Could you send out a team to access the road ASAP, remove the bumpy road signs and actually strip, and relay the outside lane properly.

    Posted anonymously at 12:12, Sunday 28 April 2024

  • 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 16:24, Wednesday 1 May 2024

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