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Large, worst ever, east of the Cuckmere River

Reported in the Pothole category anonymously at 11:06, Wednesday 10 June 2020

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

This was the most awful pothole I have ever hit. I had to inspect my car afterwards as it caused a metal shattering noise to my car. Travelling east, 30-40mph I was forced to drive straight over this hole due to lorry coming in the opposite direction.

This stretch of A27 is a disgrace - very poorly repaired holes ("blobs) between Lewes and Polgate junction for the full stretch of A27 road both directions. Shockingly poor. New road surface is already breaking up - appears to have been laid too thinly, or too much soft tar.

Now there appears to be miles of major roadworks planned to dig it up the newly laid road at the Polgate end.

The Brighton bypass surface was a pleasure to drive on after this appalling stretch of road. You have employed a completely duff company to look after this Lewes to Polgate stretch of road. You should use the Brighton bypass company instead. Strongly built road that is enduring despite the same heavy load of traffic. The Lewes to Polgate stetch of road is utterly embarrassing if this represents the UK to our visitors from Europe, as it it not much more than a farm track quality of road. There is no hope of looking at the line of traffic in front when driving - I find I am having to keep my eyes on the 100's of potholes just in front of my car to dodge instead. Will use side roads in future to visit East Sussex, just as I did all of last year when the road surface became too unsafe for my small town car.

I hope that I have no damage underneath my car, having only just had a garage bill of £400! I shall know exactly the damage came from if I find problems over the next few days. I even had to check my newly replaced windscreen for cracks as the noise was so awful when driving over that pothole.

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  • As I said on my last comment, due to the appallingly high chance of pothole damage to my little town car I have not used this stretch of road again! I take an alternative route through villages.

    Posted anonymously at 17:25, Wednesday 8 July 2020

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