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Potholes after failed resurfacing

Reported via mobile in the Roads category anonymously at 19:24, Monday 20 June 2022

Sent to Bristol City Council less than a minute later

Can I draw your attention to the road surface in kennington avenue which is now in a terrible state and frankly dangerous for bicycle and motorcycle riders.

It was recently resurfaced by the contractor Kier, unfortunately they did a very poor job and after the first warm day the road surface melted and huge chunks lifted up leaving many holes in the road surface. It is far worse now than before they started.

Can you confirm that this will be repaired and the contractor prevented from completing the same standard of 'resurfacing' on adjacent streets?

Many thanks,

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  • A new enquiry has been raised for this issue.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 19:25, Monday 20 June 2022

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 16:13, Tuesday 21 June 2022

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 16:21, Tuesday 21 June 2022

  • The road has now totally melted! Tar is coming up in huge chunks! This is urgent. Thank you

    Posted anonymously at 17:58, Tuesday 21 June 2022

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 17:58, Tuesday 21 June 2022

  • I took the above photo last friday.. as you can see the road is in a terrible state. Playing Out has had to be cancelled as it it potentially too dangerous for small kids to be crawling around on the melting tar. In the hot weather over the last few days the road draws views of wonder from passer-by's at the terrible state it is in.. People with prams need to be very careful not cross over the road in certain areas. I would say the need is quite urgent as rain and more heat will damage it over the next few days

    Posted anonymously at 21:29, Tuesday 21 June 2022

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 21:29, Tuesday 21 June 2022

  • Please can the residents of Kennington Avenue be made aware of when the road will be fixed? The ‘slushy’ melted tar is a real hazard and huge chunks of road surface are being stripped off as more cars drive down it on hot days. This really need attention urgently

    Posted anonymously at 06:11, Wednesday 22 June 2022

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 06:11, Wednesday 22 June 2022

  • The wet tar is dangerous to pet's feet while crossing the road. I have had to carry a dog over this mess of molten tar , and if she gets tarred paws, I will be passing vet's bill for specialist cleaning to you.

    This is just so dangerous and poorly done. Cycles are now whizzing down pavements with great danger to pedestrians.

    Please fix this.

    Posted anonymously at 06:43, Wednesday 22 June 2022

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 06:43, Wednesday 22 June 2022

  • It is important that this issue be looked into and addressed immediately. The condition of the road continues to deteriorate each day and it is a danger to residents, pedestrians and motorists.

    Posted anonymously at 09:00, Wednesday 22 June 2022

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 09:00, Wednesday 22 June 2022

  • The road is an awful mess, and a lot of the molten surface has stuck to my car tyres. Unbelievable that this can happen. Please can this be addressed ASAP as it is a hazard to all.

    Posted anonymously at 09:16, Wednesday 22 June 2022

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 09:16, Wednesday 22 June 2022

  • These potholes are between 19 and 33 Kennington Ave. This is an accident waiting to happen. The tar is also quite tacky and you can hear cars going by and it sounds like the road is wet.

    Posted anonymously at 10:08, Wednesday 22 June 2022

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 10:08, Wednesday 22 June 2022

  • Road is still damaged and the tar stuck to tyres has smeared off all over the road markings. White stop lines at either end of the road are hardly visible.

    Posted anonymously at 13:10, Wednesday 22 June 2022

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 13:10, Wednesday 22 June 2022

  • So the road has been gritted but potholes are still there outside 19 Kennington. This could cause a nasty accident to a cyclist. How are motorists supposed to see this sign at junction of Seymour and Kennington? It’s on the pavement. Cars are still driving too fast.

    Posted anonymously at 16:31, Wednesday 22 June 2022

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 16:31, Wednesday 22 June 2022

  • This road is still unsafe and horrendous. It has been covered in gravel to fix previous melting tar. There are no double yellow lines which is dangerous given significant cricket events. The road needs resurfacing as a matter of urgency

    Posted anonymously at 14:08, Friday 15 July 2022

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 14:08, Friday 15 July 2022

  • The road has just had a surface seal treatment and been reopened. Now the sealer has started to lift . Also we now have a slippery road . This will cause wheels to slide and could cause an accident. I hope this can be fixed as before all this started there was no problem with the road . Please can you let me know what will be done to fix the problem that they have caused and who will pay for it to be fixed . Please email me on Stuart.creavy@yahoo.co.uk Thanks Stuart creavy

    Posted anonymously at 16:12, Thursday 21 July 2022

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 16:12, Thursday 21 July 2022

  • Road surfacing was only done in the middle, so the edges of the road are poor quality and dangerous to cyclists. The holes from the tar that melted are still there as they weren’t filled before resurfacing - some are almost a metre long!

    Posted anonymously at 19:03, Thursday 21 July 2022

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 19:03, Thursday 21 July 2022

  • Hello, To update you following the second (or is it third now?) attempt to resurface the road. Bluntly it is in a worse condition than before any of the resurfacing works started.

    The massive potholes created when the first resurfacing failed were not repaired, just sprinkled with gravel which does not hold meaning all your contractor has done is make to potholes deeper. If it wasn't such a waste of money it would be truly laughable.

    I'm really not sure asking it to be repaired is a good idea as the contractors engaged by bristol city council are so incompetent they are more likely to make the road condition worse.

    Posted anonymously at 20:17, Thursday 21 July 2022

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 20:17, Thursday 21 July 2022

  • Who is paying for the mistakes that have been made . How is it going to be fixed properly and how much will this cost . What is the name of the person at the council who is in charge of the work . Will they come and look at what has been done , if so when , so that we can talk to them . Please can we be kept informed. Thanks

    Posted by Stuart Creavy at 08:27, Friday 22 July 2022

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

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 08:27, Friday 22 July 2022

  • This enquiry is now closed. No further action is required.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 11:24, Wednesday 10 August 2022

This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location. Please reference 3610922 in your new report if it is an update on this one.