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Church Road, northbound (downhill) lane adjacent to entrance to private road between charity shop and residential home; near middle of road. (Map location is quite precise.) Site of prior road work, identifiable from square-shaped infill, roughly 60cm x 60cm.

Reported via mobile in the Pothole category anonymously at 21:27, Mon 25 October 2021

Sent to Cheshire East Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 3084389.

Depression in road infill at site of prior road work. Depression smooth and gradual.

This is one of four similar defects in the immediate area (all to be reported) that are problematic for cyclists. Swerving to avoid one leads the cyclist directly into another. The defects are dangerous, especially given the higher speeds and longer stopping distances associated with the comparatively steep downhill bearing.

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  • Thank you for contacting Cheshire East Highways. We have logged your enquiry and passed it to a member of our team. We will assess your enquiry within 20 working days.

    Posted by Cheshire East Council at 21:27, Mon 25 October 2021

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Cheshire East Council at 08:48, Tue 26 October 2021

  • We have assessed your report and have arranged to make safe and carry out a repair in the next 5 working days.

    Posted by Cheshire East Council at 09:00, Wed 27 October 2021

  • We have assessed your report and have arranged to carry out work as soon as possible.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Cheshire East Council at 14:21, Wed 27 October 2021

  • We are pleased to confirm that work is now complete, and your report has been closed.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Cheshire East Council at 10:55, Wed 3 November 2021

  • Although work's been done on this defect, it's not enough to remedy the fault. The depression in the road is little or no better. It remains problematic for cyclists.

    Either only a very thin layer of replacement infill was placed in the depression or the subsequent passage of traffic over the repair has caused the infill to sink even deeper into the road. Certainly, there was no attempt to make a repair that was flush with the surrounding road surface.

    Due to the nature of the defect, capturing the depth of the depression in photos is difficult.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 15:39, Sun 7 November 2021

This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.