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Drain under highway blocked. Needs jetting again.

Reported in the Drainage category anonymously at 14:42, Mon 4 November 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later

Drain under road is blocked and flooding road adjacent to Shortland Stud. Will be very dangerous if it freezes. Has been jetted by Council in previous years. Water and traffic are rapidly eroding road surface.

Council ref: ENQ19846653

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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 14:45, Mon 4 November 2019

  • As an update, the road surface has now degraded and a dangerous looking pothole has formed. This will cause vehicle damage or an accident if not resolved soon.

    Posted anonymously at 08:33, Fri 22 November 2019

  • The pothole has further degraded and is now very large and deep. The drain underneath has been broken by vehicles hitting the pothole when pulling in on the left to avoid oncoming traffic. There is significant damage to the drive and surrounds at Shortlands Stud due to flooding from the drain. 10 tonnes of gravel was delivered on 30/11/19 to replace drive gravel washed away. The field adjoining the roadside is significantly flooded & under a foot of water. There are livestock in this field. This requires immediate rectification to avoid further substantial damage to property and vehicles.

    Posted anonymously at 11:40, Mon 2 December 2019

  • When will this huge pothole be fixed?

    Posted anonymously at 10:08, Thu 12 December 2019

  • No action has been taken by Highways since the last damage report except for some official road repair signage has been erected, although recent severe storms have misplaced these. The condition of the road continues to significantly deteriorate from the earlier report and causes a very serious hazard to traffic and pedestrians especially as this is the road for school traffic with Sibford School close by. The damage to the drive & property curtilage at Shortlands Park Stud is now significant despite additional materials to repair the driveway potholes. The adjoining fields on the left of the damaged highway have been flooded & submerged for some months now due to the blocked highways drain.

    Posted anonymously at 12:03, Friday 6 March 2020

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