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Polished concrete more slippery than ice when wet

Reported in the Pavements category by Simon Haycox at 14:32, Wed 16 October 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later

Large numbers of pedestrians and vehciles accessing an underground carpark has polished the concrete surface which becomes incredible slippery when wet. I slipped this morning but managed to not fall over.

Council ref: ENQ19845279

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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 14:35, Wed 16 October 2019

  • When damp or even more-so when wet, this area of concrete which forms part of the footpath, becomes incredibly slippery. I know of 2 people who have fallen.

    Posted by Simon Haycox at 15:06, Wed 13 November 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 15:43, Wed 11 December 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. The surface has a rough texture which helps with the grip to footwear. The area will continue to be monitored.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:16, Tue 31 December 2019

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