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Risk of mh cover collapse

Reported via iOS in the Pothole category by Patrick Crotty at 11:49, Wednesday 28 October 2020

Received by Buckinghamshire Council moments later

This manhole cover is in danger of coming out of its frame. Every time a vehicle travels over it the cover and frame move up and down approximately 25 mm. The road surface surrounding it is mass of loose concrete. High risk to road users especially motorcycles

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  • Thank you for your report which is currently under review.
    We will investigate this and if you have provided an email address, we respond to you within 10 working days.
    We will continue to update you by email (if provided) when your report reaches key stages.
    IMPORTANT: To report anything dangerous, please call us on: 01296 382416 (09:00 – 17:30 Mon-Thurs, 09:00 – 17:00 Friday) or 01296 486630 (out of hours and weekends).
    Regards
    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 11:49, Wednesday 28 October 2020

  • Thank you for your report.

    We have recorded it and will consider it when we are planning future works in the area. Please note we work on a priority based risk matrix in line with our Highway Inspection Policy and therefore programme times can change due to priority based working.
    Our Highways Inspection Policy can be accessed via the link below;
    www.buckscc.gov.uk/highwaysinspectionpolicy
    Regards
    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 10:52, Thursday 29 October 2020

  • Your response is not safe. This cast iron manhole cover and frame bounce every time a vehicle drives over it at this very busy junction. I recommend you inspect it as a matter of urgency. If I do not hear from you in the immediate future I shall have no alternative than to report this to the press

    Posted by Patrick Crotty at 15:54, Thursday 29 October 2020

  • I have come to the conclusion that you propose to leave this manhole in an unsafe condition until the next time you get round to dealing with that stretch of road. I have passed on the problem to Buckinghamshire Council at a level where I suspect it might get some action underway. Regards, Patrick Crotty

    Posted by Patrick Crotty at 09:36, Friday 30 October 2020

  • Thank you for your report which is currently under review.
    We will investigate this and if you have provided an email address, we respond to you within 10 working days.
    We will continue to update you by email (if provided) when your report reaches key stages.
    IMPORTANT: To report anything dangerous, please call us on: 01296 382416 (09:00 – 17:30 Mon-Thurs, 09:00 – 17:00 Friday) or 01296 486630 (out of hours and weekends).
    Regards
    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 10:36, Friday 30 October 2020

  • Thank you for your report.

    We have recorded it and will consider it when we are planning future works in the area. Please note we work on a priority based risk matrix in line with our Highway Inspection Policy and therefore programme times can change due to priority based working.
    Our Highways Inspection Policy can be accessed via the link below;
    www.buckscc.gov.uk/highwaysinspectionpolicy
    Regards
    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 10:41, Friday 30 October 2020

  • This is a lethally unsafe road hazard. It is astonishing to suggest that it has been assessed on a "priority based risk matrix" for consideration when TfB are planning future works in the area". A cyclist or a user of the new street-legal electric scooters could easily be seriously injured. The 150mm+ gaps around the loose cast iron cover and frame have pieces of loose stones. When I passed it today there were fewer stones and larger gaps. It would at least be safer if a still plate were secured in place. I am prepared to be a witness for the prosecution in the event of criminal action against TfB or the individual found responsible in the event of a prosecution for negligence leading to a fatality caused by this hazard.

    Posted by Patrick Crotty at 15:23, Wednesday
    Still open, via questionnaire

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