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Drain cover making noise each time vehicle drives over

Reported via desktop in the Manhole Cover - Damaged (rocking or noisy) category anonymously at 17:27, Saturday 21 November 2020

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS2399051.

The manhole/drain cover directly outside Queens Rd Doctor Surgery and The Field, in the bus lane, rocks noisily whenever a vehicle (mainly buses) drive over it. It makes a loud clang-clang noise each time, which is extremely disturbing at night when there is no other road noise to drown it out. Everyone in the adjacent houses is complaining of disturbed sleep.

It is a square drain cover with a grille rather than the round manholes in the middle of the road.

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  • Thank you for your report. This will now be investigated by our team and we will update on progress within 10 days. If the issue you have reported is an emergency we will aim to update you on progress within 24 hours

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by TfL at 08:00, Monday

  • I've looked and there are actually two drains next to each other so I'm not sure which one is making the noise. One is the square grille type and one is a traditional square flat manhole cover.

    Posted anonymously at 08:09, Monday

  • Unfortunately we have not been able to fix this within the timescale that we originally told you. This is in progress and we hope to have it fixed soon. 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 07:14, Friday

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