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  1. amir
    Member

    It may be me (and I've only just restarted commuting after a holiday) but aren't there a lot of potholes opening up now?

    I've mainly been going along Gilmerton Road and the potholes are appearing exactly where you'd expect them - where there were poor repairs, bus compression dips etc. But some are massive. And the weather/light isn't conducive for stopping and doing a Fill that Hole report.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  2. Stickman
    Member

    Yes. The newly resurfaced St John's Road has a lot of potholes developing and manhole covers starting to subside.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  3. nevelbell
    Member

    Theres a beast of a hole near Ocean Terminal at the lights heading east, could have been classed as an Edinburgh Leisure pool this morning!

    Posted 2 years ago #
  4. wingpig
    Member

    Between the pedestrian crossings across London Road eastbound by Abbey Lane there are a few patched sections (possibly those repaired last year) which are sinking rapidly. FixMyStreeted.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  5. kaputnik
    Moderator

    @Wingpig at least some of those aren't last years repairs, they were from a recent fibre-optic cable installation that we watched. Holes were dug along London Road every 100m or so and the fibre pushed through an existing conduit. Unfortunately they seemed to just backfill the holes with gravelly stuff and then forget about it.

    I kept meaning to report it, and also the huge potholes at the Abbeyhill Westbound bus stop. Oh and also the Blenheim Place westbound bus stop...

    Posted 2 years ago #
  6. wingpig
    Member

    Not a pothole, but the deep cleft in the seam between two strips of surfacing along Holyrood Park Road heading parkwards past Pollock almost got me a couple of weeks ago, when there was a particularly arrogant nerk in a car ignoring the right-lane-move-into-left-lane markings (which are not supported by the shape of the road). Also FixMyStreeted.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  7. chdot
    Admin

    "

    The Capital also made the biggest payout among Scottish councils, with the total soaring by more than two-thirds to nearly £30,000 last year.

    "

    http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/transport/edinburgh-s-pothole-damage-payouts-to-motorists-soar-1-4256487

    Posted 1 year ago #
  8. Stickman
    Member

    It's amazing how quickly they develop. The roads round Riversdale became a rutted and crumbling mess within a few weeks of the lorries turning up for the flood works.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  9. chdot
    Admin

    Don't get too excited, 'wrong' sort of potholes -

    "

    Fifty of the worst potholed stretches of Scotland’s major routes are to be resurfaced in a £15 million project announced by transport minister Humza Yousaf today.

    It comes two months after The Scotsman highlighted the country’s motorways were in a worse condition and deteriorating faster than other roads.

    The work, between now and March, will cover 25 roads including the M8, M9, M90 and M74.

    "

    http://www.scotsman.com/news/transport/15m-announced-to-fix-worst-potholes-on-scotland-s-main-roads-1-4271745

    Posted 1 year ago #
  10. chdot
    Admin

    "

    Meet 'the pothole guy' - an artist who's improving roads one mosaic at a time

    "

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/item/0366e18c-09e6-4847-8afe-1e3977a9a81a

    Posted 1 year ago #
  11. chdot
    Admin

  12. chdot
    Admin

    Official figures show 9342 potholes were reported to the city council in 2014 - but by last year the figure had reached 35,329.

    http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/transport/edinburgh-s-potholes-quadruple-in-two-years-1-4594651

    Posted 9 months ago #
  13. chdot
    Admin

  14. chdot
    Admin

  15. gembo
    Member

    Photo caption stated

    "A pothole in Edinburgh's Morningside Road" (offers ove £50k)

    129 comments do far

    Posted 6 months ago #
  16. Frenchy
    Member

    129 comments do far

    Just in case anyone was wondering, no, they're not worth reading.

    Posted 6 months ago #
  17. chdot
    Admin

    "no, they're not worth reading"

    How do you know?...

    Posted 6 months ago #
  18. Frenchy
    Member

    How do you know?...

    I'd share my method, but I fear that innocent readers would follow it.

    Posted 6 months ago #
  19. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    @Frenchy

    Do you live in Mentone Gardens?

    Posted 6 months ago #
  20. Frenchy
    Member

    I did actually report an incident of dangerous driving which happened very close to there recently. Perhaps the police are finally taking them seriously ;)

    Posted 6 months ago #
  21. amir
    Member

    I passed that incident on my ride in this more. Lots of police cars and an ambulance. I was going to indicate to one because it was parked facing the traffic with lights full-on blinding me. But I thought better of it :)

    Posted 6 months ago #
  22. Cyclingmollie
    Member

    The potholed corner at the west end of Inveresk has been mended and is open again.

    Posted 6 months ago #
  23. Ed1
    Member

    There seems to an excessive amount of pot holes in Edinburgh currently but out of town much less. If lived in Edinburgh centre would possibly switch to a mountain bike with so many potholes

    Posted 6 months ago #
  24. ejstubbs
    Member

    In my experience it's always like that. More potholes form over the winter compared to other times of year as freeze-thaw attacks defects in the road surface. Despite the puff about some of the kit that CCE has acquired over the years for fixing potholes, there's always a greater risk of the fix not 'taking' in cold and wet weather, so there's some justification for leaving non-critical defects to be mended come the spring.

    Then of course there's Edinburgh's unofficial roadworks 'festival' which runs for a month or so in Jan/Feb every year. As is ever the case with road works the "making good" at the end is all too often a pretty ropey job - and for the reasons outlined above winter is exactly the worst time of year to leave a road surface in a flakey state.

    Posted 6 months ago #
  25. Stickman
    Member

    https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/opinion/alastair-dalton-could-pothole-crisis-lead-to-congestion-charging-1-4689853

    "...drivers pay nothing extra – however many trips they make, whatever the distance and whatever the time of day."

    Burn the heretic!!!!

    Posted 6 months ago #
  26. Cyclingmollie
    Member

    I'm pleased to see that the potholes at the far end of the Pencaitland path car park have now been filled in.

    Posted 6 months ago #
  27. chdot
    Admin

  28. Stickman
    Member

  29. chdot
    Admin

    Only 9 years ago

    Posted 5 months ago #
  30. crowriver
    Member

    In fairness, the council are often pretty quick to do spot repairs if a fault is reported.

    There were two serious faults/trip hazards on a local footway - both caused by utilities and subsequent subsidence of the surface. I reported them and they were fixed within a few weeks.

    Probably helps that the footway was resurfaced a couple of years ago, and that it forms a main walking route to the shops for elderly residents of a nearby sheltered housing complex. I made sure to mention this fact, and that young children use the footway to get to primary school...

    Posted 5 months ago #

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