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Edworth Road, Langford (heading towards Langford on left side coming in from A1) - see photo of location approx 20 metres away from pot hole. No photo taken of pothole due to potential dangers on high speed road.

Reported via desktop in the Potholes category anonymously at 16:20, Tuesday 18 January 2022

Sent to Central Bedfordshire Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 366051.

My daughter was driving home at approx 3.30 on 17th January and a larger vehicle (van) coming towards her was edging onto her side of the road, and resulted in her having to turn the wheel towards the verge for her own safety and fear of hitting the oncoming vehicle. This has then resulted in her driving into pothole which has ripped her tyre, leaving the vehicle immoblile.

This is a common issue on this road as there are no central line markings (apart from the very start and very end of the road, for a short distance) and there are becoming more and more potholes which is increasing risk of damages to cars. This has happened to me on a number of occasions, as well as other family members.

Please can someone take a look as this is a very dangerous location to break down as there are no places to pull over - fortuntately my daughter was able to get the car to a safe place which is shown in the photo attached (approximately 20 metres after the hothole). Needless to say, my daughter was shaken from this experience and she won't be using this route again as it has frightened her. If this had happened after the Vineyear opening (see photo), there would have not been any other opportunity for her to pull over for safety, until nearer the entrance of the village. Obviously, this could have been a very serious situation if she wasn't so fortunate to have somewhere to pull into.

It would be a major benefit to the many road users (as this is a well used route to the A1) to get these potholes seen to as soon as possible, and to think about the possibility of having central lines on the road too.

I appreciate this is a busy time for you, but please could someone take the time to check this road as it is very dangerous and could result in something more serious.

Thank you.

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  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Central Bedfordshire Council at 16:21, Tuesday 18 January 2022

  • Thank you for your Highways report.
    We have now inspected the defect and no planned repair is necessary at this stage. Please be assured that we will continue to monitor and inspect the road in line with our established service plan.

    Thank you for reporting this matter,
    Central Bedfordshire Council Highways

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 14:56, Monday 24 January 2022

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