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Dreadful road surface, most noticeably East bound nr crossing point

Reported via desktop in the Road surface category anonymously at 12:05, Tuesday 26 January 2021

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

Multiple pot holes, road damage and sunken areas. This is evident East and West bound, but particularly East bound from Third Avenue through to Beeches Avenue. The amount of potholes and sunken areas mean traffic weaves to avoid them which is disconcerting to those using the cross point here. Unladed lorries and large loads crash and bang over this run of a few hundred yards causing a lot of noise and vibration which again makes it very unpleasant to cross the road. The amount of changes in surface at night also mean it appears cars are flashing headlights which causes confusion and danger to those trying to cross.

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  • Thank you for your report about the condition of the carriageway at this location. We carry out weekly safety inspections along this stretch of the A27 and during our inspection on 26 January 2021 whilst we are aware of carriageway deterioration no safety defects were highlighted. Safety defects are attended to and made safe within 24 hours and any permanent repairs that are required are then carried out within 28 days. Service defects are less severe and are further categorised into high or low priority. Service high defects will aim to be repaired within 6 months, whereas service low defects are monitored and placed into future programme of works and bid for funding. If you require any further update on this issue our Customer Contact Centre is available 24 hours a day at: • 0300 123 5000


    Kind regards Highways England

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Highways England at 13:50, Wednesday 27 January 2021

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