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Huge, huge puddle covering both lanes

Reported via iOS in the Drainage category by Paul Giles at 12:27, Sun 14 October 2018

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later

After today's heavy rain, the carriageway is again flooded on the road up to Steventon lights just off the Milton interchange. This is due to woeful drainage, probably blocked, coupled with poor road design. It forms a natural bowl at this point, enabling water to collect here and the road level needs to be reduced to enable to drainage onto the island itself. it is particularly deep today, and given the layout of the road, is nigh on impossible to see before being on top of the issue. One day someone will drown their car here, and I hope they will be able to sue OCC for damages as this has been reported several times now.

Council ref: ENQ18817689

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  • Thank you for your enquiry. This issue has been passed onto the relevant team for investigation.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 12:30, Sun 14 October 2018

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 21:39, Sun 11 November 2018

  • This morning at 7:01 the nearside lane of the A34 A4130 offlslip to Steventon was again flooded, see 1st 'photo. It had 'slightly' reduced by 12:35, see 2nd 'photo. This problem HAS STILL NOT been resolved after several years of notification.

    Posted by Bill Major at 19:16, Sun 10 February 2019

  • Another rain shower, road flooded again

    Posted anonymously at 12:33, Mon 11 March 2019

  • Sunday 10th November drainage still not working correctly. 1st photo at 7:38 only one lane open. 2nd photo 13:14 puddle reduced to 'acceptable' level, but still too much. Anyone taking any notice?

    Posted by Bill Major at 13:21, Sun 10 November 2019

  • Sunday 15th December. 1st photograph 07:16 both lanes covered, luckily temperature 3 degrees. 2nd photograph 12:50 only nearside lane covered, temperature 6 degrees. This has been an issue for over 3years, longer than Brexit, thus far no serious accidents. Just a reminder, it is winter and temperatures are dropping.

    Posted by Bill Major at 15:55, Sun 15 December 2019

  • I had a separate report of this fault, which i was told was going to be closed with NFA. can't believe that every time there is heavy rain this area systematically floods. I passed here at 8am Sunday 15th, and the water was over one and a half lanes. when it's dark the water is hard to see. If it ever freezes up, it'll be a disaster. thanks to Bill for the photos.

    Posted anonymously at 08:18, Mon 16 December 2019

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