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Pothole formed next to double manhole cover Trinity Road and Brodrick Road

Reported via desktop in the Manhole Cover - Damaged (rocking or noisy) category anonymously at 00:55, Thu 24 December 2020

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS2445929.

On Trinity Road prior to the traffic light junction Burntwood Lane, but just after the junction with Brodrick Road. A double width manhole cover has dropped, forming a large pothole on the LHS of the carridgeway. The roadway is uneven. Users have to position into the centre part of the lane in order to pass safely. Please do not over-fill with tarmac, but apply a complete level repair, for the safety of bike users.

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  • 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 at a later date. 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

    To note all Action Scheduled reports are auto closed after 28 days, the fault however will be fixed within the timescale stated above which may be sooner or in a few cases take a little longer.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by TfL at 23:07, Thu 24 December 2020

  • This is still a problem despite being reported on 24 December. The hazzard is getting deeper and cars trying to avoid it are causing problems on the other side of the road. Please could this be dealt with asap ? Thanks

    Posted anonymously at 16:46, Thu 7 January 2021

  • The action scheduled for your report should now have been completed as detailed in your previous response. On some occasions it does take a little longer than scheduled. If you have any further queries on this, please either create a new report or contact our Customer Contact Centre on 0343 222 1234

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by TfL at 05:32, Fri 22 January 2021

  • Sadly, the fix to the manhole cover was insufficient. The tarmac used to fill in has fallen away on one side. The manhole cover is still lower than the roadway level. The manhole cover now rocks / is insecure. A large lengthways hole has now formed, approx 10cm x 25cm , exposing the drain.

    Posted anonymously at 10:46, Fri 22 January 2021

  • This has broken again in the last day or so and is unsafe. The tarmac that was added to fill the hole has now completely gone. The hole around the pothole is a deep gap filled with loose rocks and the sharp metal edge of the drain faces incoming traffic. This could easily cause a bicycle or moped to lose balance. This needs to be fixed properly as clearly the patch-ups are not working.

    Secondary to the safety concerns above, this issue is causing a noise disturbance to surrounding residents.

    Posted anonymously at 18:53, Fri 29 January 2021

  • Tarmac has been added to fill the hole, but the drain cover has not been replaced or secured. It is very noisy when cars drive over it and disturbing nearby residents.

    Posted anonymously at 10:41, Sun 31 January 2021

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