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Road subsiding

Reported in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 09:36, Wed 31 October 2018

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 4 minutes later

Heading towards Bicester on the A41 the road has been subsiding for a period of time, now causing a series of large dips in the road in the outside lane.

This now results in vehicles being heavly bounced around.

Council ref: ENQ18818717

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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 09:40, Wed 31 October 2018

  • This subsidence affects both sides of the carriageway (Bicester and Oxford bound).

    Clearly the infrastructure below the road has moved (major drainage pipes) so the work to rectify this is no small undertaking.

    An update that the surveyor has visited and confirmation that the overnight closure required to repair the road (in collaboration with Thames Water) should be added on ASAP please.

    Posted anonymously at 16:02, Mon 26 November 2018

  • Is there any update on when this work will commence. The road is very dangerous.

    Posted anonymously at 12:37, Fri 21 December 2018

  • We shall be undertaking investigation works into the localised areas of subsidence on both north and southbound directions to ascertain why it is occuring we will then follow up with a programme for the appriate repair. The investigation works will take place in february as part of other works under night time road closures

    Posted anonymously at 14:21, Fri 25 January 2019

  • Is there any further update on this issue?

    Posted anonymously at 14:13, Tue 5 March 2019

  • We have undertaken some investigations into the cause of the subsidence, we are now programming the repair works in for as soon as possible for the first part of the new financial year

    Posted anonymously at 07:55, Wed 6 March 2019

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