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Large manhole cover loose and extremely noisy

Reported in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 08:17, Tuesday 19 February 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later

A series of circa 3 steel manhole covers are causing excessive noise and disturbance on the main A417 Reading road when vehicles pass over them - at least one is loose and moving in its mount. The noise is extremely loud, especially when heavy goods vehicles pass over the covers, and is an environmental noise nuisance and as the covers are clearly moving they pose a health and safety risk to road users, especially cyclists and motorcyclists.

Council ref: ENQ19827079

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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 08:20, Tuesday 19 February 2019

  • No action still taken on this despite it originally been reported 4 or 5 months ago in a previous report - unacceptable. The noise is a real nuisance and is as a result of major roadworks that were carried out on the A417 circa 1 year ago not reinstalling the covers correctly. The cover(s) are getting looser and noisier each week - needs investigation and repair please!

    Posted anonymously at 10:06, Friday 1 March 2019

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 09:27, Tuesday 19 March 2019

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