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Road subsidence/sinking

Reported in the Roads/highways category by Clare Holmes at 10:23, Mon 17 September 2018

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 2 minutes later

The road surface has dropped severely over the last few months causing cars to veer across the road. This is a 60MPH stretch of road and an accident will occur if not rectified soon.

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  • Thank you for your enquiry. We have investigated your report and it has been actioned to be fixed.

    Category changed from ‘Other’ to ‘Roads/highways’

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:09, Thu 27 September 2018, and a defect raised

  • I drive this road nearly every day. When behind a car driving at 60, i have to pull back as you just know whats going to happen. Car in front swerves madly out of control, as a result of sink hole. This has been reported in september, so far 1 sign has been erected and a couple of lines drawn on the road. As this is a bend in the road and national speed limit. It not how but when a major accident will happen. I can see a head on collsion coming, please sort this out. Rural location, ice on road during winter, sharp bend in road, generally a fast road = Very dangerous - Come on South Oxford Council, 4 reports when are you going to fix this road, after a major accident?

    Posted anonymously at 09:36, Fri 23 November 2018

  • This is still a major problem. Given the severity of this hidden danger I would question the lack of apparent concern from the authority. Lives are quite literally at risk here and I urge the authority to take action and prioritise this repair.

    Posted anonymously at 15:12, Sat 19 January 2019

  • Despite works supposedly being scheduled there is no indication of when that is likely to happen - this was first reported over 4 months ago and is still outstanding. As someone who regularly uses this stretch of road I know to slow right down but many do not - and we are lucky that there has not been a more serious accident although many have been caught out. The fact that it is also on a bend increases the danger and the council should make its repair a priority.

    Posted anonymously at 17:55, Sat 9 February 2019

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