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Subsidence/Multiple potholes at entrance of Blandford Avenue

Reported in the Pothole category anonymously at 09:12, Sun 8 March 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 5 minutes later

Hi there, this is a reoccurrence of a past problem which was repaired a year or 2 ago. The road is completely disintegrating again. There is significant subsidence, alongwith deterioration of the top layer of the road which has created multiple pitholes as well as gravel and detritis to appear as the road surface deteriorates. The depression underneath the road has got really bad I am afraid to say and it definitely needs an engineer to look underneath the repairs to identify the real cause of why there is now at least 15 inch or more depression in the middle of the road. Sorry no photos.

For many years there has been a worsening sinkhole / structural issue affecting both lanes of the carriageway at the end of Blandford Avenue. It's awful to drive over and is forcing traffic to a narrow gap either side, made more pronounced by the fact local taxis park at the end of the road so, if you are turning off Woodstock road onto Blandford, you have to be prepared to come to a complete stop in case a taxi has parked on the double yellow line on either side. This is dangerous because often you will be followed by a stream of traffic from the traffic lights on Woodstock road who expect you not to be stopping on a junction.

Council ref: ENQ20861442

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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 09:17, Sun 8 March 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 11:10, Mon 9 March 2020

  • Thank you so much for responding so fast

    Posted anonymously at 18:48, Mon 9 March 2020

  • State changed to: Fixed

    Updated by Oxfordshire County Council at 12:40, Fri 3 April 2020

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