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Damage caused by potholes
Topic posted by SteveJ ... dated:27 January 2008
Has anybody successfully obtained compensation from the Council after pothole damage to their car?
I hit a bad one last Tuesday on Davyhulme road at the top of Woodhouse, near the garden centre. it has damaged the alloy on my car. I didn't get a chance to go back to phtograph it until saturday, and found it had been filled.
Re: Damage caused by potholes
Reply posted by Graz ... dated:23 July 2018

The potholes in the middle of Parkway (when leaving the Trafford Centre at John Lewis end) must be deep enough to warrant repair - cars have to slow to under 5mph to get over them. Also those on the M60 roundabout exit to Lostock Road.

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Reply posted by Shrubb ... dated:22 July 2018

Hallelujah!  The potholes near Saica have been repaired!  I have repeatedly complained about these but have always been told the the potholes 'do not meet the criteria for repair' - i.e. not deep enough. I tried to explain that they were dangerous as many motorists drive on the wrong side of the road to avoid them, but I was ignored.

I tried again following the change of leadership of the council and got a positive response from Councillor Williams and the parish council.  And now the work has been done, at last!  So no more dangerous road there for cyclists and drivers :-)  However, I suspect it will take many years to repair the rest of the roads in the area, after so many years of neglect.

I presume the work required near the Saracen's Head will be delayed pending the current cable laying on the pavement.

Re: Damage caused by potholes
Reply posted by Atlantean ... dated:28 May 2018

Traffic can get around it. It's relatively small in the middle of the road. Probably awaiting United Utilities to attend to it.

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Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:27 May 2018

It's on Church Road close to the Urmston end. You can't miss it. They've put cones around it, right in the middle of the road.

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Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:27 May 2018

Whereabouts is this? And is traffic able to get round it?

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Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:27 May 2018

Not a pothole - if you look closer you'll see that the road has collapsed. Some would call it a sinkhole. Probably a collapsed sewer. 

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Reply posted by MariaG ... dated:27 May 2018

There is what seems like a very deep pothole on church road. It’s now cordoned off but needs filling in. The council cannot be bothered to spend money on this even when they’re one of the wealthiest in the country if I’m not mistaken.

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Reply posted by Edward ... dated:02 May 2018

Last week a repair crew turned up and patched several large areas at the far end of a cul-de-sac opposite where I live but ignored five individual potholes, complete with white borders, adjacent to the main road.

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Reply posted by Oscar ... dated:17 April 2018

Well this gets more bizzare by the day, despite the road in and out of Partington near the paper mill being in a dangerous state and getting worse by the day the council have took it upon themselves to re-surface the laybys in Tulip road in Partington, not the road itself, just the laybys.

Now being a reasonable person I've thought and thought about this and the only answer I can come up with is that the people that run the council are absolute head the ball loonies, there can be no other reason. There was a time when a tory Trafford council was the voice of reason in the loony tunes that made up the rest of the Greater Manchester commie councils but not nowadays, I'm sure they all compete againg each other to see who can be the biggest A hole of them all.

Re: Damage caused by potholes
Reply posted by Rozzer ... dated:27 March 2018

SteveW, what about all the vehicles, including HGV's that use the pavements for parking. Some BT insulations on pavements are starting to break-up, due to vehicles parking over them. Something they were never designed for. 

Re: Damage caused by potholes
Reply posted by SteveW ... dated:26 March 2018
I have often wondered whether it would be possible to have all the services under the pavements (which are easily lifted and relaid), with connections across the road being moled so as not to require any digging?

Re: Damage caused by potholes
Reply posted by Oscar ... dated:26 March 2018

Unless it was an emergency repair then I would have thought that any works need to be planned months in advance. Has anyone ever dealt with the council? they love getting you to fill out many many forms for just about anything, I lay the blame squarely with the council, they must have known about the planned works but the freeloading communists that work there couldn't be bothered to do a propper job and check first.

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Reply posted by Divad ... dated:26 March 2018

What comes first the chicken or the egg? We can only think that the repair wotk was not known of at the time the resurface took place. Even council could not be that daft. (Or not)
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Reply posted by Graz ... dated:25 March 2018

What would you do? You've just agreed that a road can be re-surfaced and then an electricity company says it must be dug up for repairs. You can't turn around and say 'no thanks it's a new road' and then deprive residents of an electrical supply. Would be interesting to hear what you think should happen if you were running the Council as they are obviously missing a very easy solution. 

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Reply posted by Fudge ... dated:25 March 2018

Bayray..I'm with you you could not write it after such a wait for the repair.

We can only hope the work is checked and if it not upto par force them to

do the job again.

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Reply posted by Spangles ... dated:25 March 2018

I am absolutely outraged that Flixton Road is being dug up just three days after being resurfaced. Someone from Trafford MBC needs to explain why this work was not carried out before the resurfacing was undertaken. With local elections coming up, I hope they can justify these works as I am sick and tired of the waste of money by this council, especially those works carried out nearing the end of each financial year.

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Reply posted by Graz ... dated:23 March 2018

Flixton Road

20/03/2018 - 02/04/2018  ELECTRICITY NORTH WEST

19/03/2018 - 03/04/2018 BT

02/03/2018 - 30/03/2018  TRAFFORD

GMRW

Re: Damage caused by potholes
Reply posted by Bayray ... dated:23 March 2018

Well just when you think the surface of Flixton Road is now repaired from Princess Road to Mayfair Ave along comes a digging gang and puts a nice new trench in the new surface for what service I don't know.Which department speaks to who,so before long the surface will start to deterate and we are back to square one

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Reply posted by Bayray ... dated:15 March 2018

I did not know the power of Urmston .net  Flixton Road being resurfaced and now Malvern Ave has a repair gang with a bit more kit than the patch and go gangs so report it on Urmston.net and it may be done.

Re: Damage caused by potholes
Reply posted by Graz ... dated:11 March 2018

Yes, it's dangerous I agree. Once the structure starts to crumble, sharp edges easily damage tyres. I drive around the Sale area and it's the same, have to slow down to under 5mph for some bumps but only because I know from bitter experience what happens if you drive over them at a higher speed. I've also worked out a slalom path down Carrington Lane to avoid the holes aggravated by HGVs. Feel sorry for any cyclists down there.

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Reply posted by Norman ... dated:11 March 2018

Hello Graz, I agree in principle with your comments but would add that as I am a 'local' I do slow down because I am aware of the result of hitting the bumps, whereas a visitor may not. It is not so much the height of the bumps, as the steepness of the face that causes the problem. With the old bumps alongside the golf course this is exacerbated by the pieces that have broken away.
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Reply posted by Graz ... dated:10 March 2018

30 mph max. Drive at a speed that is suitable for the conditions. Dodgy road surface, slow down. It's good to rant!

Re: Damage caused by potholes
Reply posted by Norman ... dated:09 March 2018

On Davyhulme Road you can couple the problem with potholes to the breakdown of the traffic calming bumps. The older ones adjacent to the golf club are badly worn with holes in them with the potential for wrecking suspensions. Further along the road, where it was relaid last year, the bumps were reinstated, but I am not convinced these conform to any regulations that may exist covering their design. If the legal speed limit is 30mph then surely you should be able to traverse them at that speed without discomfort? In reality, if you attempt this then the whole car is subject to severe jarring. That's my moan of my chest - I feel better for that!
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Reply posted by Atlantean ... dated:09 March 2018
Parts of Flixton Road will be treated soon. See here
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Reply posted by Bayray ... dated:08 March 2018

How long will it be for Flixton Road to be repaired from Princess Road to Mayfair Ave. I think this must be the longest Pot holes in Urmston ,and as I walk my dog you become very aware of the poor maintenance of other roads in Urmston the patch and go by the council only deterates very quickly as with some holes on Malvern Ave which were filled in early January and are now worse than before 

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Reply posted by JohnH ... dated:02 February 2017

At last, BIG improvements to the surface of Barton Road, from the Nags Head to the Retail Park...it was a joy to cycle this route during the morning rush hour!

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Reply posted by Roxy ... dated:02 May 2012
Joze could not agree with you more, the rubbish around the Red Lion area is terrible, what happened to shop keepers having pride on how their shops looked from the front, Trafford council should start penalising any shop that doesn't clean up. The same goes for the council estates, I have heard years ago they employed rent officers who made sure the front of people's property's was kept to a high standard, on walking round the area their is rubbish in gardens, furniture etc!
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Reply posted by Joze ... dated:02 May 2012
What has happened to the borough of Trafford?

Once a smart tidy well looked after place to live now a run down un-maintained area.

The roads are a disgrace, Wood house Road, Bent Lanes Broadway, Cornhill Road, etc need I go on. The are pot holes everywhere and I'm fed up of having to pay for suspension repairs for my car. I have lived in Davyhulme over 50 years and used to feel proud of the area but now I'm sorry to say that I am ashamed to say that I live in Trafford. The state of the roads are a disgrace, its no good filling holes with tarmac only for it to perish a few weeks later. The roads need completely resurfacing. What happened to the road sweeper that used to clean our roads on a regular basis. What happened to the road vehicle which used to spray weed killer to maintain the roads. My poll tax has not reduced so why is no money being spent in Trafford. Oh sorry, Trafford are spending money on metal bike racks which have been randomly placed everywhere and which no one seems to use. Why is nothing getting done, what are our local MP's doing for the area?
Re: Damage caused by potholes
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:21 February 2012
You should complete the saying Tom, "Ignorance is bliss, it is folly to be wise, it is better to be ignorant like me."
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