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Hole in road with spring water coming out of it after rainfall

Reported via desktop in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 14:56, Mon 5 October 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Hi guys. When it rains a perched aquifer spring issues out from under the road surface at a small pothole. The water then covers both sides of the road and runs down the road southwards for 30+ metres. The water on the road pools and becomes dangerous to drive over and will be really hazardous in winter when the water freezes.

There is a ditch to the site of the road but the ditch is not full or blocked the water is quite clearly coming from beneath the road.

Filling in the pothole will not solve the problem.

Council ref: ENQ20877739

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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 14:56, Mon 5 October 2020

  • I've taken some pictures so you can see the problem.

    Posted anonymously at 08:51, Tue 6 October 2020

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 19:15, Tue 3 November 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry and apologies for the delay in posting an update. The issue has been added to our list of works, however due to budgets being spent, it has been added to the list for next years programme of works. In the interim, signs for "Flooding" and "Ice" have been placed on the approaches to the affected area. If there is a prolonged cold snap it can be gritted to reduce the hazard.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:52, Tue 15 December 2020

  • The road surface has disintegrated due to this, leaving a large deep hole - which has had to be marked by a cone being placed in the road to avoid damage to cars

    Posted anonymously at 21:52, Friday 26 February 2021

  • Please be advised that we are currently looking at doing this work in the new financial year and this has been flagged as a priority scheme so is high on the list.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 13:17, Monday 1 March 2021

  • The water flowing from the spring in the road, marked by the traffic cone, has caused a deep pothole to develop at the entrance to our drive. It may cause damage to cars driving through it.

    Posted anonymously at 12:49, Thursday 18 March 2021

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