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Manhole cover damaged

Reported via desktop in the Pothole category anonymously at 12:01, Friday 8 January 2021

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

The manhole cover has dropped a significant amount causing vehicles to swerve around it, last night when traveling home a vehicle swerved onto my side of the road causing me to brake hard to avoid a collision. This has been like this for months, poorly maintained.

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  • Thank you for your patience whilst our inspector reviewed your report.

    We have checked this area and have found this is a BT manhole cover. We have reported this to them so they are aware that work needs undertaking to secure it. We have raised a section 81 with them through our control room. A section 81 is when a undertaker having apparatus/asset on a road shall ascertain that this is maintained to a reasonable satisfaction.

    We will continue to review this and will arrange any required work if the situation changes.

    If you require any further update on this issue our Customer Contact Centre is available 24 hours a day at: • 0300 123 5000


    Please quote 21818186 to discuss this matter further.

    Kind regards Highways England

    Posted by Highways England at 12:32, Thursday 28 January 2021

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