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
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
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
Provide an update