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Horrible surface A420 eastbound towards Botley

Reported in the Pothole category anonymously at 15:05, Friday 18 October 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 5 minutes later

I see that this area has been reported several times (1746943 28/8, 1774637 20/9 & 1794912 6/10 including pictures of tyre damage). Each time the OCC comment is that it isn't a pothole, it's not an emergency and it's scheduled for repair mid November. All i can say is that we hit this area with a horrendous thud travelling at 50 mph on the evening of 12th October. I don't care if it's defined as a pothole or not, this stretch of A420 is not fit for purpose and OCC are shirking their duties by not repairing immediately or at least putting out warning signs. We were lucky not to damage the tyre or suspension and would pursue a claim if we had. I am seriously concerned for the safety of users of this stretch of the A420 - it's been reported several times in 2 months, it shouldnt wait another month to be made safe.

Council ref: ENQ19845495

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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 15:10, Friday 18 October 2019

  • The undulated area has now been resurfaced.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 10:41, Wednesday 6 November 2019

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