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Rain not draining from roundabout

Reported in the Drainage category anonymously at 18:59, Sun 26 January 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 2 minutes later

Very time it rains a large puddle forms on the east side of the round about between Bicester road and Oxford road, covering half the road, And remains for hours sometimes days after. Cars are forced round it compressing the traffic into one lane. In addition cars coming round the roundabout come across said puddle and have to brake suddenly. I’ve seen several near misses over the past couple of months and it’s only a matter of time until an accident is caused by this puddle.

Council ref: ENQ20855353

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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 19:00, Sun 26 January 2020

  • This problem continues, it is a hazard after heavy rain. do the drains need to be cleared? Maybe the road has sunk, where lorries and vehicles run over the roundabout at times causing damage

    Posted anonymously at 08:31, Thu 13 February 2020

  • Massive flooding here again today, covering the entirety of the inside lane of the roundabout - it's utterly impassable, and the flood extends around the roundabout itself to cover the whole ride from Sainsburys to the Water Eaton road into Oxford.

    It's an absolute nightmare for traffic even outside of peak times, and come rush hour it gridlocks most of Kidlington with queueing traffic. Please get someone out to unblock the drains!!

    Posted anonymously at 13:42, Sun 16 February 2020

  • I find it difficult to believe that no responsible person employed by Oxfordshire county council has not seen this hazard on route to the city and not reported it. The main flood is exacerbated by the badly designed construction of the roundabout itself which is eroded by the wash of vehicles and subsequently fills the drains with mud. A similar flood problem is evident where vehicles turn into the service road to garden city

    Posted anonymously at 14:43, Sun 16 February 2020

  • Why has nothing still been done about this hazardous flooding on Frieze Way roundabout? Every time there is heavy rain the flooding now reaches across both carriageways. There will be a serious accident here soon.

    Posted anonymously at 13:34, Wed 19 February 2020

  • 5 weeks and nothing done ? I do wonder if the local authority could be held responsible, on the grounds of neglect and subsequently have to pay compensation if this situation results in an accident or damage to vehicles just as they can be if potholes are not repaired and damage results. This of course matters little to those whose job it is to investigate and correct such issues but it does matter to the local populace that pay for a service they are not getting.

    Posted anonymously at 12:09, Sat 29 February 2020

  • It is a good question! When the hell is the investigating going to move to fixing? What's the OCC target for turnaround and is it being met?

    ...there's probably a good FOI request in this, actually 🤔

    Posted anonymously at 13:26, Sat 29 February 2020

  • Now six weeks and still nothing done.

    Posted by keith croxon at 12:01, Sun 8 March 2020

  • Here are some photos of the problem. It's still 6 months since it was reported. The erosion of water has damaged the roundabout. I stopped & took photos today 25/6/20. It's obviously dried up but when it rains it floods the roundabout & is dangerous to road users. I also reported it the the County Council & a Councillor for Kidlington via social media a few days ago. Not heard from anyone. What a shower to put it mildly!

    Posted by David Brimson at 15:32, Thu 25 June 2020

  • On looking closer the drain is actually blocked. I have contacted Thames Water who say the council is responsible. I've since messaged Cherwell Council and a Councillor for Kidlington. It's not acceptable to wait 6 months for the drain to be cleaned out. It's dangerous for road users. No one has yet responded from either Cherwell or Oxfordshire CC. It's damaged the roundabout which also needs repairing.

    Posted by David Brimson at 14:43, Tue 30 June 2020

  • You can see from the close up photo the offending drain which is blacked. It hasn't been fixed for 6 months! The roundabout had been eroded & damaged.

    Posted by David Brimson at 16:12, Tue 30 June 2020

  • Someone in CDC is aware of the problem because there are official metal 'Flood' signs there and they've been for several weeks. I assume they were placed there by the council?

    Posted anonymously at 01:55, Wed 1 July 2020

  • Thank you for reporting this issue. We are going to investigate drainage system in this location.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 23:09, Wed 23 December 2020

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