On the English island of Cornwall, police and the Public Works Department have been looking for a mystery driver who is said to have fixed a huge pothole in the middle of the road with cement.

People in Britain are used to bad roads, but people in Cornwall had to go extra far to avoid the area at the top of Tanhouse Road and Bodmin Hill in Lostwithiel because there was a big hole in the pavement there.

The road was officially closed at the start of April. A spokesman for the Cornwall Council said that the surface of the road had become worse because of a problem with drainage that had been going on for a while.

But because the government hadn’t done anything for a month, an unknown person got fed up with the huge hole and chose to fill it in themselves with concrete over the first weekend of May. For a short time, the road was open again after the do-it-yourself repair worked. The road was stopped again, though, because Cormac, the road repair company for Cornwall Council, hadn’t done the official work yet.

The chiefs of Cornwall Highways are now on the hunt for the person who did this. Also, they said that the job had been done by an unknown person who took down the signs without permission.

This is the pothole that a private driver fixed.
The company said the road would be closed until June 9th, once they fixed all the potholes that needed to be fixed. One of Cornwall Highways’ managers said, “If information about who did the work becomes public in the community, I would appreciate it if details could be shared.” Councillor for Lanreath and Lostwithiel in Cornwall, Colin Martin, said that this pothole was “the perfect metaphor for how the whole public sector is falling apart because of not investing enough.”

“The road has been closed again and will stay closed until it is ‘properly’ repaired by Cormac,” Mr. Martin told Cornwall Live. “They say this could be weeks away because all available teams have been diverted to filling smaller potholes on roads that are still open.” In the past two years, the Conservatives who run Cornwall Council have cut the money that was set aside for proactive upkeep and resurfacing roads. Because of this stupid choice, pockmarks are appearing all over Cornwall faster than Cormac can fix them.

This isn’t the first time a city resident has taken on managerial duties. A Toronto local noticed in 2017 that the community garden would benefit from having new park stairs. On the other hand, the city thinks it will cost between $65,000 and $150,000. He built it himself and only spent $550 on materials. There’s no doubt that the city was upset. Keep reading to learn what they did.

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