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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.

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  • As noted above this will get worse. It is now dangerous and needs to be attended to.

    Posted anonymously at 08:12, Saturday 13 January 2018

  • 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

  • Thank you for your report, we are now investigating this issue and an update will be posted as soon as possible.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 08:18, Monday 15 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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