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Large pothole on southbound M5 lane 2

Reported via desktop in the Pothole category anonymously at 14:12, Friday 22 January 2021

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

Large pothole on southbound M5 lane 2 Location is alongside the First speed camera in the roadworks. Pothole is dangerous, I hit it after changing into Lane 2 from Lane 1, force was enough to knock my hand off the handle bar on my Motorcycle. This would be potentially lethal for aMotorcyclist.

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  • Ref: 21829588

    Thank you for your report of 22 January about the road surface on the M5 southbound between junctions 24 and 25. We appreciate you taking the time to bring this matter to our attention, and we’ve passed your concerns to our maintenance team for further investigation.

    We carry out frequent safety patrols to monitor the condition of the road. Any potholes or defects we find are recorded. Repairs are then prioritised based on the severity of the defect. We know that a damaged road surface can, on occasion, be potentially dangerous and we have processes in place to ensure any hazardous defects are repaired quickly.

    We hope this helps with your enquiry. If you require any further information please contact our Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000 or, or visit our website at

    Posted by Highways England at 08:05, Monday 25 January 2021

  • State changed to: Internal referral

    Updated by Highways England at 08:06, Monday 25 January 2021

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