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Dip in road surrounding manholes

Reported in the Gully or manhole defect category by David Perrins at 08:08, Thu 10 October 2019

Sent to Warwickshire County Council 3 minutes later

Hi there, this will be my third time of contacting you about this issue, without a response thus far.

Right outside our house are a few manholes - we live on the corner of Johnson Place and Birmingham rd in Henley-in-Arden. Although the Birmingham road is very busy and noisy, this would not be an issue were it not for these manholes. The manholes can be quite noisy but more than anything it is the dip in the road that surrounds the manholes. When a large vehicle (of which there are many) goes past (almost always quicker than the 30mph limit) and hits the dip the noise can be shattering. The width of a HGV, a bus or a trailer seems to be perfect enough for it’s passenger side wheels to hit the dip/manhole and cause the loud crashing sound. Vehicles carrying trailers often have their trailers bounce high off the road surface - it’s looks dangerous. I really would like a response and for something to be done about it. I’d like to also send a video with audio of the noise. Could you give me contact details in order for me to do this please? The issue has been there for at leas t 12 months.

Thank you

David Perrins

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  • Warwickshire County Council has received your report which will be reviewed accordingly. There are no automatic updates to the status of this report - this is something we are working on as part of the improvements to fault reporting.

    Posted by County Highways at 10:02, Thu 10 October 2019

  • I’m afraid to say that the condition of the road has worsened significantly since I last wrote. There is now a pothole that’s getting deeper and larger by the day. I’ve attached photos. It’s such a busy road that if the pothole gets much deeper there could be an accident. Please can something be done about this area very soon.

    Thank you in advance.

    David Perrins

    Posted by David Perrins at 09:24, Friday 17 January 2020

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