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Dangerous man hole fault

Reported in the Manhole Cover - Damaged (rocking or noisy) category anonymously at 23:43, Thu 23 July 2020

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS2214261.

Vehicles nearly loosing control and cyclists in huge danger too as this hole around the man hole gets bigger and the manhole itself moves when travelled over. Only a matter of time before a terrible incident/fatality occurs. The noise and vibrations are very annoying too but mostly this is very dangerous and an example of huge neglect on this red route which is also residential and means basic road safety standards are not being met at all. It has been faulty for months and months with temporary fixes lasting only hours or days. You must do something about this before someone’s life is lost!

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  • Thank you for your report. This will now be investigated by our team, where possible and appropriate action will be taken. We will still try to update on the progress within 10 days, however in the current circumstances it may not be possible to do so while we focus on keeping our roads safe for critical workers as they to continue to support London

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by TfL at 10:02, Fri 24 July 2020

  • Your report has been investigated and we have reported this to our contractors. If this confirmed as a safety issue it will be made safe within two hours. If owned by us we will carry out a permanent repair. If owned by others this will be passed to them for a permanent repair. Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. Should you need anything else or have any questions please contact customer services on 0343 222 1234

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by TfL at 14:14, Tue 28 July 2020

  • The temporary fix of the man hole cover has failed again, most of the tarmac has now come out and leaves a gaping hole in the ground. Cyclists are having to swerve out into the second lane just to try and avoid it! The man hole cover also bounces up and down a couple of inches every time a truck dries over it which shakes the ground

    Posted anonymously at 19:16, Thu 3 September 2020

  • Our routine inspections had already picked up this issue and it has been resolved. Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. Should you need anything else or have any questions please contact customer services on 0343 222 1234

    Posted by TfL at 12:19, Fri 4 September 2020

  • Hi there, thank you for the speedy patch up last week. Sadly this is already failing leaving a DOP next to the man hole once again. Trucks and busses are now crashing over the hole. Could you please look into a longer term fix?

    Thank you

    Posted anonymously at 23:33, Wed 9 September 2020

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