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Pothole large enough to cover half a lane

Reported via desktop in the Pothole category anonymously at 10:28, Friday 18 June 2021

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

Main issue is a large Pothole covering half a lane in the outside right hand lane if travelling east. Vehicles are attempting to avoid by driving very close to the Central reservation concrete barrier, it's only a matter of time until someone misjudges and hits the central reservation, Potentially causing death or serious injury. There are also some smaller but significant potholes just before this one in the inside lane (left) before this, at 70mph speed. I'm shocked to see that this has already been reported numerous times and nothing has been done in months? It begs the question Are you waiting for a fatality or serious injury?? is that how potholes are fixed now, that until it causes this it's not deemed necessary or cost effective?

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  • Thank you for reporting a pothole on the M65 junction 10. We're sorry you felt the need to report this again. We initially believed this was on the M65 maintained by Lancashire County Council. We’ll inspect this as a priority and arrange any repairs needed.

    Kind regards

    Highways England

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Highways England at 10:55, Monday 21 June 2021

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