Back to all reports

Poor road condition

Reported via mobile in the Potholes & road surface category anonymously at 17:17, Wednesday 20 October 2021

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 3074765.

I reported this issue last year and nothing has been done. The entire section of ‘Keels Hill’ running down to Firgrove lane is covered in pot holes, at least 4 exposed manhole covers, and gritty poor road surface. The road becomes partially bad towards the bottom of the hill, making it very bumpy and slippy for vehicles and bikes etc. The tracking and suspension on my car has been destroyed by this section of road. I came off my road bike this time last year on the pot holes at the bottom of the hill and they are still there. I walk the road regularly too and have counted today at least 4 exposed manhole covers, one sticking up almost 4 inches out of the road. What do we the residents of this area have to do for BANESto resurface a road that has been in a very dangerous condition for years!? This road is exposed to heavy traffic all day long being the main access road to Hillside view, Carlingcott and other villages from Peasedown St John. Please could this road be inspected to be resurfaced. I have lived here all my life and the road has not been attended too properly in years. The hedge is usually so overgrown when you walk down the road you cannot get out of the way of cars without ducking under the hedge. The passing places are usually over grown too. The tracktor came two days ago and did it’s yearly hedge cut, but the large hedge running down the right hand side of the hill (looking down) is full of dead trees and bushes that overhang and regularly fall down. This hedge row needs serious attention too. Fallen branches regularly damage larger vehicles that pass down the lane. A large branch even fell and took out our power line last month on the hill and we had to go 6 hours without power with a 2 day old baby at home. I have about 20 photos from today and last year that I have taken that I’d be happy to share if needed. I think all the residents of this large area would be most grateful if this hill could finally get some attention.I look forward to a response

RSS feed of updates to this problem Receive email when updates are left on this problem.

Updates

  • Thank you for this report. We will review the details and carry out an inspection of the site if required.

    9 out of 10 Potholes & Road Surface reports are updated within 10 working days once we decide what action to take. To find out what we do and why it might take longer, please visit https://www.bathnes.gov.uk/ fmsroads

    If you have more information about the issue you can add an update to this report.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Systems Team at 17:17, Wednesday 20 October 2021

  • We've looked into this report and are investigating the issue.
    We will update this report once we decide what action to take.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Systems Team at 14:19, Tuesday 26 October 2021

  • Thank you for this report. We will review the details and carry out an inspection of the site if required.

    9 out of 10 Potholes & Road Surface reports are updated within 10 working days once we decide what action to take. To find out what we do and why it might take longer, please visit https://www.bathnes.gov.uk/ fmsroads

    If you have more information about the issue you can add an update to this report.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Systems Team at 14:22, Tuesday 26 October 2021

  • Thank you for your report. The hill is regularly inspected and any potholes found at intervention level are repaired (greater than 40mm). The Highway Inspector confirms this road is being considered for future patching schemes. The Inspector has asked our Cleansing team to attend and sweep the area to clear any loose grit/debris from the road as soon as possible. The hedges and trees on Keels Hill are private and are therefore the landowners responsibility. You can raise this with the homeowner or report on Fix My Street (https://fix.bathnes.gov.uk/ ) and we will write to the homeowner and ask them to cut back. The Inspector will take a look at the manhole covers to determine who is responsible and will take action if required.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 14:24, Tuesday 26 October 2021

  • We've looked into this report and decided not to take any action for now. We've closed this report. However, we check local roads regularly and keep an eye out for issues.

    To find out what we do and how we make these decisions, please visit https://www.bathnes.gov.uk/ fmsroads03

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Systems Team at 13:13, Friday 5 November 2021

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