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2 inch gully, 18" wide across the road

Reported in the Utilities category by John Blackie at 16:47, Mon 19 June 2017

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later

A trench was dug for Keble Homes right across the road. The backfill has failed so that the top of the backfill tarmac has dropped 2 inches. The edges are sharp and steep. This means that any small wheel bicycle is at grave risk as it crosses the gulley. Larger wheeled bikes crossing at a slight angle are at risk of a puncture, damaged wheel and/or of being thrown off in the path of traffic in both directions. Buses bump and crash across, most likely shortening the life of their suspensions and definitely giving the passengers a severe jolt every time. The problem has not been included in the recent Cumnor Hill repairs. The problem has been there for a couple of months. Photos are attached to show the location and the condition of the road at this point.

Council ref: 796636

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  • This problem persists and will result in the serious injury of any cyclist travelling at even low speeds.

    Posted anonymously at 08:04, Thu 22 June 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 17:01, Mon 17 July 2017

  • Still there, still as dangerous

    Posted by John Blackie at 17:01, Mon 17 July 2017

  • The problem is still there. Why is it being ignored. Serious risk of injury to cyclists!

    Posted anonymously at 18:33, Tue 18 July 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 17:55, Mon 14 August 2017

  • Category changed from ‘Carriageway Defect’ to ‘Utilities’

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:44, Wed 16 August 2017

  • Thank you Our streetworks team to are chasing the utility to resolve this issue.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:44, Wed 16 August 2017

  • Category changed from ‘Carriageway Defect’ to ‘Utilities’

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:44, Wed 16 August 2017

  • Thank you Our streetworks team to are chasing the utility to resolve this issue.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:44, Wed 16 August 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 18:58, Mon 11 September 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 22:01, Mon 9 October 2017

  • It has been fixed at long last.

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by John Blackie at 22:02, Tue 10 October 2017

  • Took too long to get done. Even whilst I was photographing it at the report stage several people stopped and thanked me and said the fault was dangerous. It was very dangerous - but as ever no one seems to care very much. On the plus side the repair is very good, very smooth to cross.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by John Blackie at 10:06, Tue 7 November 2017

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