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Large pothole around manhole cover

Reported via mobile in the Manhole Cover - Damaged (rocking or noisy) category anonymously at 18:36, Sun 21 March 2021

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS2624246.

There are deep holes between the road surface and the manhole cover on multiple sides of it, very dangerous for cyclists. The whole manhole cover has sunken in an creates the effect of a giant pothole, also very dangerous to cyclists. The manhole cover makes a loud metallic noise everytime a lorry or buss passes over it as if it’s about to fall off, and the entire surrounding area vibrates due to the large indention in the road around the manhole cover. This needs to be fixed urgently.

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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 11:02, Mon 29 March 2021

  • Still not fixed

    Posted anonymously at 23:00, Tue 6 April 2021

  • There are deep holes between the road surface and the manhole cover. It is increasing loud when a vehicle goes over it and no doubt potentially dangerous, particularly to cyclists. This needs to be fixed as a matter of urgency.

    Posted anonymously at 16:43, Thu 22 April 2021

  • Still not fixed, a major accident just waiting to happen. What is going on Tfl???

    Posted anonymously at 22:35, Mon 26 April 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, Tue 27 April 2021

  • TfL ref: FMS2624246 The deep holes between the road surface and the manhole cover have returned as it was not properly fixed on 27 April. It is increasingly hazardous to cyclists. The manhole cover makes a loud, clattering metallic noise every time a lorry or buss passes over it as if it’s about to fall off. This needs to be fixed properly.

    Posted anonymously at 16:04, Wed 26 May 2021

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