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Pothole across road to depth of 4cm between 43 and 116 Newland

Reported in the Pothole category anonymously at 17:13, Monday 20 July 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

This pothole / sunken trench repair has been getting worse, over the last 6 months. Main Road – B4022 (Newland) Main Witney arterial road, leading from A40 Oxford into Witney town centre Damage across full width of the carriageway Sunken trench repair with a ridge against road surface, on either side - whole of which is some 2 to 3 cm deep (and to 4CM – See picture) on tyre line. Within the sunken area, parts are further sunken where road tyres bounce through and have scoured out the tarmac. Heavier vehicles and vehicles towing trailers, cause substantial noise and significant vibrations, within my home – enough to shape the windows and to dislodge pictures in walls – and to wake the occupants if sleeping. As this is a main Witney arterial road, it is heavily used, all day and night, is heavily used by Commercial vehicles of all types, including regular use by large commercial vehicles and large agricultural vehicles, many of which tow trailers, adding to the problem. It is constantly used by large double decker buses, as this is the main route into Witney, from Oxford and is heavily used by cars and commercial vehicles. It is occasionally used by steam engines. The result is that the making good of a trench across it, has failed and the ground, within the trench is subsiding, breaking up and being scoured out. My house is located only a few meters from the sunken trench. Any vehicle, but particularly any towing a trailer, or larger vehicle passing over, creates a substantial amount of noise and vibration within my house.

Council ref: ENQ20870821

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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 17:14, Monday 20 July 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 12:35, Tuesday 21 July 2020

  • State changed to: Fixed

    Updated by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:48, Monday 17 August 2020

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