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Potholes and subsidence the length of Swerford Heath Hill

Reported in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 16:14, Fri 21 February 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 1 minute later

Swerford Heath Hill, and road through Wigginton We wish to express our serious concerns regarding -

1. The deteriorating state of the above single track road from the A361, through Wigginton. Recurring potholes and subsidence along the entire length of this road are making the journey from the village to A361 and return, a serious and potentially dangerous undertaking for local road users. 2. The volume and speed of the traffic using this road is increasing. More traffic than ever before is now using this route as a 'rat run' to other villages as well as a short cut through to the M40 Motorway avoiding Bloxham and Banbury. The speed of the vehicles using it is increasing to a point where there will soon be a serious accident especially where the road bends and narrows tightly with a blind summit or where someone tries to avoid a pothole or subsidence to avoid damage to their vehicle. Huge lorries, HGVs and vans which are using this road on a daily basis have no consideration whatsoever for their speed and there is no speed restriction anywhere along the route until the village of Wigginton. As residents of Wigginton who use this as our main route in and out of the village every day, we strongly urge you to do something to restrict the amount of traffic using this single track road and apply speed restrictions along the length of it, while giving serious consideration to a full resurfacing of the road.

Council ref: ENQ20859028

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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 16:15, Fri 21 February 2020

  • This report has been closed. However the issue has been passed to the relevant team for consideration for future programmed works

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:28, Tue 31 March 2020

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