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Significant road degradation on Mill Lane in the section leading to public disability access path. This is the adopted road section - not the footpath.

Reported via desktop in the Potholes & road surface category anonymously at 15:00, Thursday 4 February 2021

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2524787.

We contacted you last year to report this damage and it has now deteriorated very significantly - it is in the steep climb section of Mill Lane behind the Mill House, for which the highways department is responsible. It is the adopted road part: not the footpath section of Mill Lane. It is the part of the road that leads to a public disability access path along the canal. The road is virtually impassable now. The holes are deeper, water damage has removed the top surface creating chasms in the subsoil. No one could possibly get a wheelchair up there now. A pipe has been installed above the road to channel flooding away from an adjacent property (The Forge) that has exacerbated the damage on the lower half of the hill but the section above it is just as bad. The whole section from the level ground up to where the disability access footpath begins needs replacing please. This damage has been getting worse over several years. Last year you sent a team out but they did only some superficial work clearing the edge of the bank and weeds and did not address the road surface issue, consequently it has become significantly worse.

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    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Systems Team at 15:00, Thursday 4 February 2021

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    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Systems Team at 15:20, Friday 12 March 2021

  • As a local who uses this track frequently walking my dogs I have to agree it does need urgent repair - quite dangerous even on foot never mind in a wheelchair.

    Posted anonymously at 09:07, Tuesday 23 March 2021

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