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Manhole cover very noisy when driven over, newly relaid road.

Reported in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 12:12, Tue 20 March 2018

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later

Manhole cover on Vineyard Abingdon, in road outside 65 Vineyard, very noisy particularly when heavy vehicles pass over. Road re-laid only Nov 2017. Problem began about a month ago, getting worse.

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  • 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 14:18, Tue 20 March 2018

  • I can confirm the above report. There are three manhole covers in a small area. They have become increasingly loud over past month, and are now causing significant disruption to sleep.

    Further, the vibrations are likely causing damage to the road and neigbouring properties.

    Posted anonymously at 23:16, Tue 20 March 2018

  • My neighbours and I in St John's Almshouses were just discussing this today, and I came here to report it. Must be worse in the last few days. Sounds like a double gunshot every time a car goes over it - very difficult to sleep. It is the left hand drain cover in the first picture - close up for reference.

    Posted by Jenny Smith at 13:02, Mon 26 March 2018

  • This matter has now been referred to Thames Water to resolve the issue.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 13:06, Mon 14 May 2018

  • Spray-painted markings besides the manhole covers now, but still no fix.

    Posted anonymously at 09:51, Wed 22 August 2018

  • All 3 manhole covers have been replaced. One is still very noisy when driven over, still causing disruption to sleep. This is not resolved.

    Posted anonymously at 08:41, Mon 24 September 2018

  • Thank you for replacing these covers. For about twelve nights it was quiet. From yesterday the westmost of the three covers has started clonking again. Clearly not laid properly again. Please engage in some quality control, and correct your error as soon as possible, not waiting 6 months this time.

    Posted by Jenny Smith at 13:38, Mon 24 September 2018

  • The west-most manhole cover has recently started causing sleep disruption again. Extremely noisy when driven over. Please fix this properly and promptly. Thank you

    Posted anonymously at 22:58, Monday 11 February 2019

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