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Exposed drain covers, subsided dangerous road

Reported in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 13:40, Thu 17 October 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 5 minutes later

On entering Banbury Cross from the A423 to Amazon/Arrival/Sapa Profiles the road is severely damaged from subsiding between drain covers.

Drivers often have to drive in opposing lane to avoid damaging their vehicles’ on the very abrupt dips and sharp edges of exposed drain covers.

It is particularly bad after rain as this area fills wit water so the dangers are then invisible. It is only a matter of time before someone gets injured in an accident due to these, as this is a very busy thoroughfare of cars and delivery vans and lorries.

Council ref: ENQ19845368

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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 13:45, Thu 17 October 2019

  • Thank you for your enquiry. We have investigated your report and it has been actioned to be fixed.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:47, Wed 23 October 2019

  • State changed to: Fixed

    Updated by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:08, Wed 30 October 2019

  • The repairs made were three small patches to fill small holes. The road is still completely uneven, and it needs more attention. There are still exposed drain cover sharp edges, the drains and road have sunk, and are still dangerous and not suitable for cars. It looks like the drains need to be taken out and the road properly repaired due to the sinkage.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 09:55, Wed 6 November 2019

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 14:33, Thu 14 November 2019

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 15:01, Thu 12 December 2019

  • Road has got worse. This is very dangerous and the road is in real danger of collapsing

    Please send someone out to fix asap

    Posted anonymously at 23:27, Wed 18 December 2019

  • Drain manhole cover is now exposed and water is collecting in the road. This needs to be attended immediately as it poses a severe risk to the safety of employees and drivers visiting Amazon and Arrival

    The issue has been called out numerous times and nothing has been done to fix!

    Please address this as a matter of urgency

    Posted anonymously at 07:22, Fri 20 December 2019

  • Dangerously large hole probably 150mm deep or greater with a broken manhole cover hidden under heavy rain. High potential for an accident as traffic is swerving into the oncoming lane at the last minute.

    Posted anonymously at 08:50, Fri 20 December 2019

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