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Series of potholes

Reported in the Pothole category anonymously at 22:27, Thu 13 September 2018

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later

Series of potholes across the junction. requires cyclists to use opposite lane into oncoming traffic or cycle on the verge dangerous. alos dangerous for cars due to reduced grip

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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 09:06, Mon 17 September 2018

  • Thank you for your enquiry. I have visited the site and assessed the problem that you have identified. Unfortunately it doesn't meet our current intervention criteria so I cannot arrange a repair. We will continue to monitor this during our routine inspections.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 13:46, Fri 28 September 2018

  • Oxford CC have previously stated the criteria is:

    “Our investigatory levels are 40mm for the carriageway and it depends on location. I will continue to monitor this on my routine inspections. Regards State changed to: No further action”

    I can demonstrate these levels are met via photographs if required.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 10:47, Sat 6 October 2018

  • This is the standard reply, that they have inspected them and that they don’t meet the criteria, I have provided photographic evidence for other potholes exceeding the criteria, to get the same standard copy and paste response. They spend more effort pretending that they don’t exist, possibly in the hope that they’ll fill themselves in or disappear?! Why let them get to such a huge and dangerous state before doing anything?

    Posted anonymously at 01:13, Fri 19 October 2018

  • Totally agree. And merely marking them with white/yellow spray paint is not in itself any defense should damage or an accident occur. The law applies a test of reasonableness and diligence. Given this area of road is also unlit you would hope good sense is applied to such notifications.

    Posted anonymously at 14:13, Sun 21 October 2018

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