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Poor Road Surface and Failed Expansion Joint

Reported via desktop in the Road surface category anonymously at 15:46, Thursday 1 April 2021

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

An expansion joint has failed on the bridge over the railway which has caused a 5-10cm 'bump' across all three lanes of the carriageway. I now find myself having to slow down and brace when travelling over it. I have also witnessed a couple of motorbikes almost lose control when passing over it.

There is a temporary warning sign placed next to the hard shoulder but this is not obvious from lane 3.

The problem is worse in lane 3, and the road surface preceding the bump is uneven and developing pot holes.

The problem has been deteriorating over the past 6 months and it's about time remedial work took place as it's most certainly a hazard and near misses are taking place.

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  • Are there any updates on this issue? Still a problem.

    Posted anonymously at 19:50, Tuesday 20 April 2021

  • Urgent update needed on this! Been like it for too long and will cause a serious accident soon.

    Posted anonymously at 20:51, Monday 10 May 2021

  • Thank you for your patience whilst our inspector reviewed your report. During the review our inspector doesn’t feel that this is causing any safety concerns at this time and remedial work isn’t required.

    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


    Kind regards Highways England

    Posted by Highways England at 10:11, Wednesday 14 July 2021

  • Very bad in lane three. Feels like a sleeping policeman. Only a matter of time before a vehicle looses control going over it. Definitely getting worse.

    Posted anonymously at 17:26, Tuesday 20 July 2021

  • This is a real safety hazard. It is incredible that your recent inspection has assessed this as safe. There is no warning sign. It is akin to having speed hump in lane 3. It can only be a matter of time before this cases an accident with a smaller car or motor cycle. It has deteriorated over recent weeks. Please re-assess urgently!

    Posted anonymously at 17:24, Wednesday 11 August 2021

  • How can the inspector say no work is needed when I've been told in the past that this would be resolved over the summer? The lane needs shutting no matter what time of day it is to resolve this issue! Only a matter of time before a motorcyclist falls over and into the path of a lorry!

    Posted anonymously at 09:30, Thursday 12 August 2021

  • Very dangerous conditions, especially in the wet with cars braking as they go over this hump in the road.

    Posted anonymously at 14:12, Wednesday 18 August 2021

  • There should be a warning sign in place. This is a dangerous situation.

    Posted anonymously at 17:42, Wednesday 25 August 2021

  • Might be worth getting the police involved as Highways England don't seem to be interested in fixing this issue.

    Posted anonymously at 23:30, Thursday 26 August 2021

  • Can we have an update please?

    Posted anonymously at 00:17, Friday 10 September 2021

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