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Large depressions in road.

Reported in the Carriageway Defect category anonymously at 15:42, Monday 13 January 2020

Sent to Bristol City Council 4 minutes later

Large depressions in road. I note that these have been reported more than once over a period of months but no action has yet been taken. The depressions are widening, lengthening and getting deeper each day indicative of a failure at sub-grade level rather than just in the upper bound pavement layers. The depressions are now of such a depth that they do constitute a serious hazard to all road users, not just in terms of damage to vehicles but the potential to cause personal injury, and need to be addressed as a matter of urgency. There are also a couple of small potholes in the vicinity of the Downend Road junction where the surface course has broken away which will need to be patched soon to prevent water ingress and consequent further deterioration.

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  • A new enquiry has been raised for this issue.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 15:47, Monday 13 January 2020

  • This issue is currently under investigation. We'll provide updates on the outcome as soon as we can.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 10:06, Thursday 16 January 2020

  • I am a motorcyclist and live locally, I used Muller Road for the first in some time and unexpectedly and unfortunately hit these depressions, I have never experienced such a shameful and dam right dangerous road condition on a main road in all my years of riding... I see this has been reported over month, the local authority has a responsibility to ensure these dangerous holes are repaired. I would have sued if any damage to me or my bike would have accured.

    Posted anonymously at 14:33, Tuesday 28 January 2020

  • A citizen has provided a follow-up to the original enquiry.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 14:35, Tuesday 28 January 2020

  • No action taken as of this morning.

    Posted anonymously at 16:31, Monday 10 February 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • A citizen has provided a follow-up to the original enquiry.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 16:35, Monday 10 February 2020

  • Driving past this morning I see that white lines have been sprayed at the corners of the depressions, so something may be happening soon! I also noticed that one of the small potholes at the Downend Rd junction had been neatly filled, but others hadn't. Small steps....

    Posted anonymously at 10:28, Tuesday 11 February 2020

  • A citizen has provided a follow-up to the original enquiry.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 10:30, Tuesday 11 February 2020

  • This pothole is extremely dangerous, it's terrifying to drive over in my two-seater Smart car. Please take action ASAP.

    Posted by Georgia Thomas at 21:33, Thursday 13 February 2020

  • A citizen has provided a follow-up to the original enquiry.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 21:35, Thursday 13 February 2020

  • Still there, saw a fire engine on an emergency call hit these potholes the other day, looked like it was going to topple over!! Ambulances regularly use this route too, can't be much good for the patients.

    Posted anonymously at 15:30, Monday 17 February 2020

  • A citizen has provided a follow-up to the original enquiry.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 15:30, Monday 17 February 2020

  • So, about 7 weeks since I first reported this and I note that there are a number of other reports of the same carriageway defect on the system. The white lines that were sprayed a few weeks back are now beginning to fade and still no visible action. I assume that you aim to follow the UKRLG Code of Practice for Highway Maintenance "Well Maintained Highways" under which this defect would surely be rated as Category 1 requiring at least temporary making safe within 24 hours. if you have determined that it is Category 2, i.e. that it can wait, then you should have undertaken a risk assessment to support that decision. That would make interesting reading!

    Posted anonymously at 16:17, Monday 2 March 2020

  • A citizen has provided a follow-up to the original enquiry.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 16:20, Monday 2 March 2020

  • This is just a matter of time before an accident happens.

    I was nearly knocked off my bike when a car that was passing me hit one of these depressions, momentarily loosing all control.

    It is getting worse every day.

    Posted anonymously at 05:21, Friday 6 March 2020

  • A citizen has provided a follow-up to the original enquiry.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 05:25, Friday 6 March 2020

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 17:00, Monday 9 March 2020

  • As this issue is not urgent we'll deal with it as part of a future planned work scheme in this area.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 09:59, Thursday 26 March 2020

This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location. Please reference 1935064 in your new report if it is an update on this one.