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A perpetual persistent puddle present danger to pedestrians

Reported in the Drainage category by Robert Somers at 22:17, Mon 26 March 2018

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later

Surface water which runs down the RHS of Mount View towards Kings Road is unable to go to drain around the corner in Kings Road as the tarmac is too high. Passing HGVs are liable to drown passing pedestrians, a motoring offence. No attempt is made to remove the mud which accumulates once the puddle eventually dries up. The kerbstones around this corner are worn down. Re-engineering of the drainage levels is required to make this corner a safe place for pedestrians in wet conditions.

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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 20:52, Sun 8 April 2018

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 23:22, Mon 23 April 2018

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 00:41, Tue 22 May 2018

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 07:03, Tue 19 June 2018

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 11:14, Tue 17 July 2018

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 17:14, Tue 14 August 2018

  • Apologies for the delay in response. Due to the length of time since it was reported please can you confirm if it is still an issue by changing the state back to Open.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 12:51, Fri 28 September 2018

  • Please reopen this report and investigate how you can change the slope and enable this persistent puddle to drain away as all it can do is evaporate in the summertime. currently the building site beside townlands washes the mount view road every day to clear away mud and silt so the puddle remains a hazard for pedestrians getting splashed from passing traffic, as well as an iced area if freezing.

    Posted by Bob Somers at 23:17, Wed 20 February 2019

  • Please reopen this report.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Bob Somers at 23:39, Wed 20 February 2019

  • This problem remains and the kerb is broken as well as subsided, hence the puddle is always lower than the adjacent drain, thus failing to run to drain. Today it is muddy and stuck 18 inches away from the drain. 12/08/19

    Posted by Bob Somers at 00:01, Tue 13 August 2019

  • The puddle is still there most days, and even larger than usual in the last two weeks. It has been exactly a year since the Council were asked to re-open this Reported Problem. Is there any Council money available from the Laureate Gardens development, off Mount View, to fund the drain remedial works necessary at this junction, (excarcerbated by an additional layer of tarmac which was put around the mini-round-about without checking that water failed to go to drain) as well as carrying out resurfacing of the whole of the Mount View carriageway sloping between Kings Road and the entrance to Laureate Gardens? The tarmac surface has suffered deterioration from exceptionally heavy loads delivered by lorries to this development. Some, not all, potholes were filled a few months ago but there is extensive wear of the carriageway due to the building work, which has now virtually come to an end. Kindly email me when you have reviewed this as it is a saga that has been ongoing for about four years.

    Posted by ROBERT SOMERS at 23:44, Wednesday 19 February 2020

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