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Recent tarmac patching

Reported in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 16:24, Sat 25 May 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 1 minute later

Less than a week ago on north bound carriageway a number of patches of tarmac were poured into the service trenches that had eroded over the last few years. The tarmac was not compacted, sealed or even levelled. The road is now worse condition than before'repairs' were carried out, there are now not only subsidence in road but also severe raised bumps where cars have already squeezed filling up and out of road. This is especially bad for cyclist as road is narrow and cycles use same section of road as near side car wheels and as dips, bumps and level road are all same colour and texture meaning faults cannot be seen in advance at night. There are also 2 other problems, 1 the road, especially near edge, is strewn with thousands of small stones from displaced 'repairs' and 2, the workmen did not even fill in more than 40% of the subsided trenches. Please visit site and inspect from a safety viewpoint especially with regard to cycles.

Council ref: ENQ19833936

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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 16:25, Sat 25 May 2019

  • The condition of the road in this area and up to Sutton wick lane is appalling, I have raised it several times on this site but nothing has been done and the report removed. As the previous contributor says it is particularly dangerous for cyclists. Actually there are several bad areas in Drayton and Stevenson which seem to have been there for years and really should have some attention before there is a serious accident.

    Posted anonymously at 20:17, Sun 20 October 2019

  • 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 15:40, Monday 24 February 2020

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