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Mortlake road; potential tragedy in the making

Reported via mobile in the Pavement Defect (uneven surface / cracked paving slab) category anonymously at 09:01, Wednesday 5 October 2022

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS3869006.

> Just outside the pedestrian tunnel on the Mortlake Road (that goes under TFL tracks), there is an incline that has recently been reinforced with metal gates to prevent kids from rolling out from that incline onto the road. Photo with annotation is attached. > > The problem is that they have installed gates of insufficient width and there is still a direct line from the top of the incline right onto the road. See picture attached. > > It’s the route that many parents are taking every morning on the way to Queen’s school and it has a large child footfall (less then 250m from school). Every time we are there, I ask my daughter to get off the scooter and walk her way down. But some parents might not get a chance to warn their child and I’m really concerned that this might be a tragedy in the making. > > In the same place, just opposite, there was a car crash recently with a few identical metal gates being damaged beyond repair. I think that there will be a contractor call out soon and perhaps that contractor could resolve both issues in one visit? > > Thank you for reading this far. Hope you can help!

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  • Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. It is much appreciated. This will now be investigated by our team and we will aim to 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 10:06, Wednesday 5 October 2022

  • Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. It is much appreciated. You will be pleased to know that our routine inspections had already picked up this issue and it has been resolved. Our routine inspections had already picked up this issue and it has been resolved.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by TfL at 09:25, Friday 7 October 2022

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