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Break-up of tarmac around gully on westbound Botley Rd

Reported in the Pothole category anonymously at 18:47, Sat 22 February 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 4 minutes later

Break-up of tarmac around gully on westbound Botley Rd.

Location also marked using What3Words app & OS maps app, 2020-02-22, 13:31

Council ref: ENQ20859124

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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 18:50, Sat 22 February 2020

  • Sorry... My mistake, I should have written EASTBOUND.

    Posted anonymously at 21:23, Sat 22 February 2020

  • 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 10:17, Wed 26 February 2020

  • State changed to: Fixed

    Updated by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:31, Fri 6 March 2020

  • In my original notification I incorrectly stated that the pothole was on the westbound side of Botley Road, whereas it was actually on the eastbound side. However, I noticed at once that I had made a mistake and added a note to that effect. It is possible that Oxfordshire County Council's repair department failed to notice this.

    In any event, this is merely one unrepaired pothole along a many-potholed stretch of the eastbound carriageway extending for several hundred yards which starts outside the car showroom next to which this particular pothole is located. The potholes are situated in a bus lane, and I believe the damage around the gullies is the result of heavy buses repeatedly crossing over the gratings. I don't think the subsurface bezels of the drain covers on which asphalt is laid to secure them in place are wide enough (and possibly deep enough) to withstand the rocking forces being applied by the bus wheels.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 18:40, Sun 22 March 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

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