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Potholes

Post by ayjay » Sun May 13, 2018 7:48 am

Got any good ones nearby?

This is about the worst one near me, it started to develop back in February and then that whole corner of the road disappeared under water because of the blocked drain until about two weeks ago.

I've added a black line to try to delineate the edge of the tarmac, outside the black line was a grass verge, now just packed mud where it's been driven over to avoid the hole.

This whole road is quite short at about 1500m from end to end but it is always full of potholes, most winters there's at least half a dozen that have to be avoided, (not easy as it's so narrow) the holes get patched but never last long. It's a short cut for me that saves a mile and a half about twenty times a week.
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Re: Potholes

Post by kellys_eye » Sun May 13, 2018 5:06 pm

We're in the middle of having the local road resurfaced - council funds permitting of course - and it's not a moment too soon. I've just finished fitting £800 worth of new suspension parts as a result of the road conditions and MoT failure :angryfire: I've got a Jeep Grand Cherokee and the roads have fcukd it! Pity the poor locals that use less robust vehicles!
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Re: Potholes

Post by Bob225 » Sun May 13, 2018 5:54 pm

I've got a Jeep Grand Cherokee
There's your problem, its even worse if its the 4.0L

There some lethal ones around here and newly resurfaced road with a large manhole 3" lower than the road - a skip lorry hit it doing 30 and took out 4 cars and 2 garden walls

I hit a pot hole and scrubbed a new tire in 2 weeks, luckily I only had to get the tracking done it could of been a lot worse, I had a friend that managed to bend a subframe that was £3k worth of damage the council had to pay on a year old car

we do get gorilla road and path fixers that may throw a bag of road stone or macadam in a hole
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Re: Potholes

Post by wine~o » Mon May 14, 2018 4:39 pm

@ Ayjay, do you know if the pothole has been reported ? Here in Dorset you can report on-line and depending on the weather the pothole will be repaired within a working week if minor and fairly quickly if major...

Link to the Hampshire reporty bit...

https://roadenquiries.hants.gov.uk/road ... thole.aspx

If you drop down to the map you can see where there are "live" reports.
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Re: Potholes

Post by ayjay » Mon May 14, 2018 5:04 pm

wine~o wrote:@ Ayjay, do you know if the pothole has been reported ? Here in Dorset you can report on-line and depending on the weather the pothole will be repaired within a working week if minor and fairly quickly if major...
I've already reported it on a different pothole website. I've reported several on there, some get fixed, some don't.

Looking on the Hants.gov website it's been reported on there too, with a status change on the 19th April. I'm guessing that the status change is "Work passed to contractor".

They'll have done bugger all as it was still under water until about two weeks ago - I'm not talking puddles, more of a pond the full width of the road.

I've added an comment/update to the Hants.gov website.
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Re: Potholes

Post by Dave54 » Mon May 14, 2018 5:11 pm

A real tyre and suspension wrecker that one.
I thought we had some bad 'uns down here, but they are merely amateur potholes compared to that one! :shock:
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Re: Potholes

Post by ayjay » Wed May 23, 2018 6:48 am

It's fixed at last, but a very poor job, (quite strong undulations driving across it and a small step/hole can still be felt), and the drain is still blocked. I'll take a closer look when I've got more time.

I can guarantee it won't last one winter, possibly not even the summer.
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Post by wine~o » Thu May 24, 2018 5:01 pm

Glad it has been sort of sorted.
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Re: Potholes

Post by ayjay » Thu May 24, 2018 10:16 pm

wine~o wrote:Glad it has been sort of sorted.
I stopped and examined the repair yesterday, driving over it feels a bit like going over a hump-back bridge as they've shovelled all the loose rubble out of the hole and then just left it in the road. Drain is still blocked.

Patch outlined in my finest handiwork.

The area in the foreground is just a huge hump of well packed gravel, driving over it makes no impression, almost like it's been put down with a wacker plate, I had to look twice to see the patch as I initially thought the hole had been filled with scalpings.

You can't help but notice the dappled sunlight on that corner, most of that road is like that, it can make it very hard to see the potholes until you've been down them a couple of times.
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Re: Potholes

Post by someone-else » Fri May 25, 2018 8:14 pm

ayjay wrote:the drain is still blocked.
That's because that's down to the cleansing dept. :wink:

We had a blocked drain where i am, I reported it as blocked, and did one of these turn up?

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no, one of these did.

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