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Recent surface dressing

Reported in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 19:36, Fri 31 May 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 4 minutes later

I sincerely hope you're not considering paying Hazel and Jefferies for the so called surface dressing of the road from Rowstock to Harwell (A4185)

Talk about papering over the cracks!!!

The previous road defects, i.e. potholes, dips in the road, sunken trenches across the road, etc hadn't been rectified before laying down a fresh layer of loose chippings.

What an absolute bodge!!!

A child could have down better with some Plasticine.

It now looks like they are going to carry out the same bodge on the A417 between Lains Barn and West Hendred where there are umpteen potholes, as well as sunken drains - some of which have already been reported on here several months ago, but still not repaired.

Hazel and Jefferies = complete cowboys.

Council ref: ENQ19834300

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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 19:40, Fri 31 May 2019

  • What an absolute bodge, this road resurfacing is a complete wast of funds, no potholes badly filled in trenches or other defects have been repaired just covered over with this old outdated method of chippings, why don't you resurface road correctly ?

    Posted anonymously at 14:11, Mon 3 June 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 13:06, Fri 7 June 2019

  • And the award for dumbness answer of the week goes to OCC.

    Has anyone ACTUALLY visited the location to see how bad the road is?

    Before it had a surface dressing, there were numerous pot holes, sunken trenches the full width of the road, sunken drain covers, and other road defects.

    Noe of these defects were rectified before the surface dressing was applied.

    What an absolute joke!!!!!

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 16:13, Fri 7 June 2019

  • When is this bodge of an attempt of road surface dressing going to be completed as there are still lines of chipping in the centre of the road and along the edges no line painting has been replaced and pot holes are starting to get worse, This road like others in the area is a total mess.

    Posted by Mr D Whiting at 09:33, Sat 15 June 2019

  • Dear Mr Whiting,

    It's probably best to submit a new report on this as OCC tend to ignore follow up posts to original reports.

    That goes for anyone else too. Please submit a fresh report on this, (the shambles of the A4185) and any other road come to that.

    If enough of us do it, then OCC 'might' eventually take notice.


    Posted anonymously at 17:23, Sat 15 June 2019

  • Still varying amounts of loose chippings scattered the full distance of the A4185 between Rowstock and Chilton. Especially bad as you go up the hill from Rowstock toward Chilton, in the centre of the road at Harwell where you turn off to the shops / childrens nursery (Curie Avenue), and at the edges of the road and in the middle. of the road. 0 out of 10 for effort OCC.

    Posted anonymously at 17:21, Sat 29 June 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still plenty of loose chips left lying on this road that haven't YET been SWEPT up!!!

    Fed up getting my paintwork chipped on a daily basis after the work which was carried out by a bunch of cowboys.

    Posted anonymously at 17:40, Sat 27 July 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Well after all the money that was wasted on this bodge of a job there are now signs that there are going to be road works for 20 weeks on a certain part of this road so it looks like the road is going to be dug up, what an absolute wast of tax payers money why could the resurfacing not be done until after the road works ??????

    Posted anonymously at 14:48, Thu 1 August 2019

  • OMG!!!!

    What plonkers OCC really are.

    Couldn't organise a piss up in a brewery.

    Posted anonymously at 18:50, Thu 1 August 2019

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 21:20, Sat 24 August 2019

  • This road still resembles that of a 3rd world Country. In fact, it's actually worse.

    Posted anonymously at 21:21, Sat 24 August 2019

  • We believe this issue was addressed but due to a technical error it hasn’t been updated on FixMyStreet. We now consider it fixed, but if the issue still exists please let us know by creating a new report on FixMyStreet:

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:05, Tuesday 1 June 2021

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