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Significant ~40cm long, but almost invisible bumps on road going southbound on B4017

Reported in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 11:05, Thu 25 June 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 5 minutes later

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Going southbound on the Drayton Road (B4017) there are some significant bumps on the road about half a metre from the curb. I discovered them this morning after being thrown off my bike after not spotting them. They're odd in that they look to be where the road has buckled / wrinkled. This makes for a very smooth bump in the surface and makes them practically invisible, particularly in the low morning light with shadows cast onto the road. I can't say how long they've been there for but I would imagine they've been there a good while looking at the condition of the surrounding road. These bumps are hugely hazardous for cyclists as they are positioned right where one would cycle. Thankfully I was wearing a (now cracked) helmet, otherwise this would have cost me so much more than a new helmet.

Council ref: ENQ20868934

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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 11:06, Thu 25 June 2020

  • Thank you for your report. This enquiry has been repeated by the system. This extra one will be closed but the original left open on the Highway system until it is updated.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 19:47, Wed 15 July 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry. We have visited this site and assessed the problem that you have identified. We propose to take no action at this time but will continue to monitor this during our routine monthly inspections. This report is now closed.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:32, Wed 22 July 2020

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