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Bumpy, Uneven Road Surfaces

Reported in the Road or pavement defect category anonymously at 16:48, Mon 29 August 2011

Sent to Transport For London Street Management 2 minutes later

Dear Sir / Madam

The road surfaces around the junctions of Shoreditch High Street, Holywell Lane and Bethnal Green Road has been in a poor state of repair since TfL finished building the East London Extension Line bridge and associated works, around 18 months ago.

So many heavy vehicles associated with those works used the roads around this junction that they have pummeled the surfaces to become very uneven.

So much so that now, whenever one of the many buses (probably 30 per hour) trundle past we find that many neighbouring buildings are suffering from very heavy vibrations, which in itself is having a seriously detrimental effect upon the businesses here, such as photographic, art and sound recording studios, as well as being deeply unpleasant for the many residents.

The roads around this junction urgently need evening out and re-surfacing.


M. Johnson

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  • Still open, via questionnaire, 10:49, Tue 27 September 2011

  • No it hasn't.

    I find TfL to be the most slothful London authority I have ever had to deal with. Since they took over responsibility for maintenance on the 'red routes' the quality of these roads has deteriorated significantly. It can sometimes take a full year of continually writing to TfL for anything to be done. They continually attempt to pass the buck on to other authorities or even other people in their organisation! TfL is a truly inefficient and dreadful organisation.

    Posted anonymously at 10:49, Tue 27 September 2011

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 15:23, Wed 26 October 2011

  • Still have not received a proper explanation from TfL as to exactly when they are going to deal with this problem.

    This section of Shoreditch High Street needs to be re-levelled as well as re-surfaced as due to the extensive construction work during the building of the East London Extension Line it has taken a pummeling and consequently the Victorian and Georgian Listed buildings adjacent are suffering badly from serious and continual vibrations from the heavy traffic.

    This situation really needs to be addressed properly by TfL rather than ignored.

    Posted anonymously at 15:23, Wed 26 October 2011

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 15:50, Thu 24 November 2011

  • No. Transport For London are an appallingly ineffective organisation when it comes to the maintenance of the London streets they are responsible for. It takes many, many months of pleading to get them to even lift a finger. I feel TfL should be abolished and responsibility handed back to the local authorities where the respective streets are located. It is the only sane decision to make, as more and more accidents are occurring due to the condition of many streets in London, not to mention damage caused to historic properties by severe traffic vibrations as a direct result of the terrible condition of the roads they are responsible for.

    Posted anonymously at 15:50, Thu 24 November 2011

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 17:41, Thu 22 December 2011

  • No the problem is still not fixed, our buildings re still shuddering with the heavy, passing traffic rolling over the uneven road surfaces. TfL are still not taking their responsibilities seriously

    Posted anonymously at 17:41, Thu 22 December 2011

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 18:21, Fri 20 January 2012

  • Transport For London are still refusing to address thie serious problem.

    Posted anonymously at 18:21, Fri 20 January 2012

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 18:37, Fri 17 February 2012

  • It is now 25 weeks and the road surface is still not repaired.

    I have had some e-mail communication from Alexander Jackson at TfL but nothing re-assuring and certainly nothing that gives me confidence they have any intention of fixing this problem, just the usual bureaucratic management double-speak which actually says nothing at all.

    So, I await with interest whether TfL will ever get around to addressing this problem.

    Posted anonymously at 18:37, Fri 17 February 2012

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 13:43, Tue 17 April 2012

  • There was a vague promise by TfL to fix the problem in April 2012. Yet absolutely no sign of anything happening despite the condition of this road worsening on a daily basis due to the massive, heavy use virtually 24 hours per day.

    Posted anonymously at 13:43, Tue 17 April 2012

  • This is disgraceful! I am a neighbour and I can see that there has been an ongoing battle to get the road fixed, our buildings are shaken to the ground when buses travelling at 30mph dip into the hole in the tarmac on Shoredtich high street.the noise and vibrations are out of control and it's getting worse, like mini earthquakes, I wonder how much more old buildings can take? . Either fix my street to get the buses to slow down to 10mph ! This needs immediate attention.

    Posted anonymously at 20:34, Wed 2 May 2012

  • 9 months of complaints and STILL nothing done. An employee of TfL by the name of Alexander Jackson has made some vague promises about April repairs. Yet, as expected, April has come and gone and TfL refuse to lift a finger or take responsibility for this major red route. The pot-holes and bumps are becoming so bad they are sending increasingly loud shock-waves through the surrounding Listed Buildings in the Conservation Area.

    Posted anonymously at 12:15, Thu 3 May 2012

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 17:51, Tue 15 May 2012

  • It is nearly 9 months now and the problem has not only not been fixed. It is now much worse. The massive vibrations are causing damage to the Listed Buildings in this part of the Conservation Area. TfL have provided vauge assurances that something may be done at some point .... yet nothing has been done.

    Posted anonymously at 17:51, Tue 15 May 2012

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