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Carriageway slumping, potholes, surface delamination of road surface

Reported in the Potholes category anonymously at 13:30, Sunday 13 September 2020

Sent to Hillingdon Borough Council less than a minute later

As observed and reported 11/09/2020, 18:00 and multiple times before over the last 2 years, very bad detrioration in the road surface of both carriageways of Breakspear road south between the vicinity of its junction with Tile Kiln Lane and the junction of the entrance road to Grays Cottages. The damage includes carriageway slumping and slippage, potholes and surface delamination. Although nearly all of the potholes and sections of slumping have been filled, this has been done on a temporary basis and the re-instated surface is still very uneven and bumpy in places. This section of road needs re-surfacing, as was done outside the entrance to the HS2 site adjacent to Gatemead Farm. I understand now that HS2 proposes to dispose of the excavated tunnel material arising from the operation of the TBMs by liquefying it and remodelling/re-instating the local landscapes, therefore the prospect of further damage to this road by HS2 waste lorries should be minimised. Ditto further potential damage caused by the delivery and installation of the TBMs, which I understand will be in place and in operation by the first quarter of next year. So, how about a comprehensive making-good and re-surfacing of this section of Breakspear Road sometime next year ? At the moment it must be just about the worst condition road in the district .

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  • Long-term issue which has been reported previously. No direct response to me from Hillingdon - not even an "Its under consideration for 20XX". So just as the HS2 travellers will be greated by sweeping vistas over the Colne Valley as they ride over the completed viaduct below the poor road travellers below will have to put up with a road only fit for testing of one of Bruce Crompton's restored armoured vehicles.

    Posted anonymously at 14:47, Sunday 11 October 2020
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