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Two developing potholes against previous backfilled trenches on eastbound lanes.

Reported via desktop in the Pothole (minor) category anonymously at 12:03, Thursday 26 January 2023

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS4172796.

There are two developing potholes on the eastbound lanes of Vauxhall Bridge about one foot square about two inches deep where the surface has cracked and collapsed. Each is against a previous backfilled trench. The trenches happen to run across the bridge between the lifebuoys which are a useful marker. This is a chronic problem as the trenches were backfilled with a different more solid material in contrast to the porous original surface. It appears rain and heavy tyres striking the back edge of the trench cause the original surface to collapse. It's such a shame after all the effort of re-laying the entire bridge surface last summer. My suggestion is to dig out the trenches and start again.

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    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by TfL at 13:38, Friday 27 January 2023

  • 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, Saturday 25 February 2023

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