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Utility trench filling not level with road surface outside 155 Hollow Way

Reported in the Pothole category by Jo Chapman at 07:58, Wed 12 December 2018

Sent to Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council 2 minutes later

This problem is outside 155/157 Hollow Way. It is in the road itself. A trench was dug across the road and filled with tarmac but was not filled up to the level of the surrounding road surface.

When cars and particularly buses go over the trench, the houses next to the trench, shake. The shaking can be felt throughout the houses and there's a risk of damage to the houses if left. It also causes a nuisance to residents.

The issue has been present for months.

Please note: This is not the same issue as the previous one reported around the manhole on the other side of the road.

Council ref: ENQ18821426

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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 08:00, Wed 12 December 2018

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 12:58, Wednesday 9 January 2019

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

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted anonymously at 07:49, Tuesday 29 January 2019

  • I think we could save millions by placing all such work on roads including utilities under the control of local authorities. It makes no sense that 1 company can come along with the equipment and resources to do to fill 2 holes in a road but only fill 1 of them leaving the other dangerous and an annoyance to residents and drivers.

    Posted by Jo Chapman at 13:31, Wednesday 6 February 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

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