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Sunken drain cover far left hand side of the Milton Keynes bound carriageway

Reported in the Potholes category anonymously at 08:55, Fri 21 April 2017

Received by Buckinghamshire County Council moments later

Good Morning, For some considerable time since moving to Leighton Buzzard in October 2016, there has been a sunken drain cover on the Milton Keynes bound side of the carriageway of the old A4146 Leighton Road approximately 100 yards past the offside turning to Old Linslade. When there are oncoming vehicles, the drain cover is impossible to miss hitting and I have often seen opposing vehicles flash their headlights at other drivers who are trying to miss an impact. It is far too dangerous to take any photographs due to the topography of the land, the 50 mph speed limit and the fact that there is nowhere to park safely. Another pot hole just prior to it has been recently repaired but it defies my logic as to why the drain cover has not? Yesterday (Thursday 20/04/2017) whilst learning routes for the DVSA, I struck the pothole causing damage to my wheel and tyre.

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  • Still open, via questionnaire, 09:41, Fri 19 May 2017

  • BCC are arguing whether the defect is theirs or not. Here we go!

    Posted anonymously at 09:41, Fri 19 May 2017

  • This is still a major issue. Recent resurfacing of the surrounding road surface has made the sunken drain cover a worse problem. Avoiding this drain is very difficult without driving into the path of on coming traffic. When will this be fixed?

    Posted anonymously at 14:32, Sat 28 July 2018

  • I've now driven this road twice and hit this hole twice. It's a major defect, not least because it's not possible (or easy) to see before hitting it. Expect claims for punctured tyres and buckled wheels if this is not rectified.

    Posted anonymously at 15:47, Friday 5 July 2019

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