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An unmarked 8cm deep trench has appeared across an unlit downhill cycle path.

Reported in the Roads/highways category by Dick Wolff at 13:05, Friday 13 September 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 5 minutes later

A cycle path comes downhill on to Hazel Road here from the north. It's unlit (lights are installed but not connected). Someone has recently dug a trench about 8cm deep right across where you go from cycle path to road. It's unmarked, and will be completely unexpected, because until yesterday it was ramped. I don't know who is responsible for digging it, but since a cyclist is likely to be hitting it at 20mph it needs fixing urgently. I will also notify Persimmon, the developer of the Tilbury Fields estate.

Council ref: ENQ19842537

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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 13:10, Friday 13 September 2019

  • Thank you for reporting this issue. I have visited the site you pinpointed and could not find the problem you refer to, see attached photo. Please could you describe the exact location and preferably supply a photo.

    Posted anonymously at 16:56, Wednesday 18 September 2019

  • You're right : the trench was a temporary thing in preparation for filling with asphalt to make a smooth ramp on to the cycle path. That's now been done, and it's fine. But quite how the contractors (Tithegrove) could have left it overnight (perhaps two nights) in that dangerous state I can't imagine. I think when I contacted them they moved pretty swiftly.

    Thanks for checking it out.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 21:59, Friday 20 September 2019

  • Questionnaire filled in by problem reporter; State changed to: Fixed, 21:59, Friday 20 September 2019

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