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Sunken Manhole in A417 eastbound carriageway, East Challow

Reported in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 15:39, Fri 26 October 2018

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 1 minute later

The manhole at this location looks to be on its last legs and has been deteriorating significantly over the past year. It has now sunk sufficiently to be considered a traffic hazard and is only a couple of metres distant from the village bus shelter used regularly by villagers. I suggest the manhole should be reinstated and the road pavement around it repaired.

Council ref: ENQ18818462

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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 15:40, Fri 26 October 2018

  • Thank you for your report. We have assessed it and found that it does not currently meet the criteria for intervention, so will not be fixing at this time.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:28, Wed 31 October 2018

  • I spoke with Mr Johnson today. Re the earlier FMS response, I note that the OCC criteria for intervention seem to be depth >40mm, width>150mm. I attach photos of the manhole taken today (14.1.19). I believe that the depth and width of the depression caused by the deteriorating manhole significantly exceed these criteria. The manhole has the mark "185A" but no other writing.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 12:44, Monday 14 January 2019

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