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Sharp exposed concrete leading edge from drain surround

Reported via desktop in the Loose / Raised / Sunken category anonymously at 08:48, Sunday 14 April 2024

Sent to Northumberland County Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5849066.

The concrete edging to this drain has a large sharp exposed edge perpendicular to traffic. It has not been sloped down to the road surface like others in the area.

The sharp edge and corner are touching the road surface.

I caught this edge in my car which caused an immediate cut to the tyre and a puncture.

If a motorcyclist or cyclist were to hit this it could cause severe injury.

I'm not sure why the edging is required at all, many drains in the area are simply level with the tarmac with no edging, or have a simple sloped curb parallel to the road which poses far less risk to the direction of travel.

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  • Thank you for your report. We will review this report within 10 working days. If you do have photographs please upload them to the report. This will assist us in our response.

    Posted by Northumberland County Council at 08:48, Sunday 14 April 2024

  • This report is now closed. No further action(s) are required.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northumberland County Council at 13:06, Monday 15 April 2024

  • State changed to: Open

    Updated by Northumberland County Council at 14:39, Monday 15 April 2024

  • This report has now been closed. Thank You

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Northumberland County Council at 08:39, Tuesday 16 April 2024

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