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Deep pothole

Reported in the Carriageway Defect category anonymously at 16:03, Fri 10 July 2020

Sent to Bristol City Council less than a minute later

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This is a large sunken manhole that you can't see in a small car until you hit it. It has destroyed the front nearside spring and suspension of our car so extreme care is needed when approaching the junction.

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  • A new enquiry has been raised for this issue.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 16:04, Fri 10 July 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 16:43, Mon 13 July 2020

  • This has been reported to the council a number of times. This is the response from yourselves when I reported the problem. “We've referred the issue externally for appropriate action to be taken, as it's not something Bristol City Council is responsible for”. This is a dangerous sunken manhole which is causing vehicles to swerve to avoid it and is causing damage to vehicles that do not see it. If a cycle or motorbike were to hit this sunken manhole it could cause a serious collision. Please can the council chase this with the external provider or advise who the external provider is so that this can be progressed.

    Posted anonymously at 08:28, Thu 16 July 2020

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 08:58, Thu 16 July 2020

  • A job has been raised with our contractors to action this issue and appropriate repairs or maintenance will be undertaken as soon as they can.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 12:00, Tue 21 July 2020

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