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Manhole cover is making noise every time a car drives over it

Reported via desktop in the Manhole Cover - Damaged (rocking or noisy) category anonymously at 08:42, Sat 9 October 2021

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS3051181.

The manhole cover on the corner of breezers hill and the highway is rocking/clicking loudly every time a car drives over it - every 10 seconds or so, 24 hours a day. It's been broken before but has been like this for over a week now.

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  • Just adding to the report. Please can this be fixed urgently. It is affecting sleep in my household as it is hard to sleep with the noise waking us every time it is driven over. It makes a very loud clicking noise. This has been noticable for days.

    Posted anonymously at 09:49, Sat 9 October 2021

  • Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. It is much appreciated. This has been investigated and we have now referred it to our contractors. If it is confirmed as a safety issue it will be made safe within two hours. If the manhole cover is owned by us, we will carry out a permanent repair at a later date. If it is owned by another company this will be passed to them for a permanent repair. Should you need anything else or have any questions, you may wish to contact our customer services team on 0343 222 1234

    Please also be aware that, all Action Scheduled reports are automatically closed after 28 days. However, the fault will be fixed within this timescale, which may be sooner, or in a few cases take a little longer

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by TfL at 09:45, Mon 11 October 2021

  • Adding to the report, this manhole has been broken since months now. It got even louder in the last month. I opened a ref case about this at the end of august: FMS2965595, it states as Fixed, but clearly it has not. This manhole broke many times in the years. It's owned by Vodafone and last time it has been fixed in a normal timing. This issue is going on for a very long time now and it's dangerous for bikers,cyclist, drivers. The noise is loud that it prevent a peaceful sleep to the everyone who lives facing the Highway. Please help us.

    Posted anonymously at 10:34, Mon 25 October 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 9 November 2021

This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.