A sizeable pothole has suddenly developed on the A4155 Reading Road in Shiplake near the War Memorial
Reported in the Pothole category anonymously at 16:25, Friday 12 January 2018
Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 5 minutes later
A pothole more than 1 foot diameter has developed today (12/1/18) on the A4155 by the War Memorial in Shiplake, opposite the junction with Woodlands Road. A depression has formed in the road surface, suggesting a weakness in the underlying road structure at this point. The A4155 is a busy road and this new pothole, which is on a bend at a busy junction, will worsen rapidly if it is not attended to. Vehicles which try to avoid running over the pothole may swerve towards oncoming traffic.
Council ref: 822772
Problems in the Pothole category are generally responded to within 10 working days.
The pothole has doubled in size since yesterday. It seems to be caused by a water leak under the road. Although today (13/1/18) is dry the road at this point is wet. Another water filled depression has now formed on the other side of the road.
Posted anonymously at 13:54, Saturday 13 January 2018
The water filled depression reported last Saturday (13/1/18) has today (21/1/18) collapsed making a new pothole more than 3 feet long - see photo. It is clear this is due to a burst water pipe under the road. Thames Water was notified a week ago. Temporary traffic lights appeared last week but were removed after 3 days without any repair work having been done. This needs to be sorted out urgently.
Posted anonymously at 17:07, Sunday
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