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Badly fitted manhole cover causing surrounding road surface to break up

Reported via desktop in the Manhole category anonymously at 16:15, Monday 11 January 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Directly at the traffic lights on the lane outbound from Oxford, there is a manhole cover which does not fit properly. The vibrations from this are now causing the surrounding road surface to break up, with a pothole forming. This is close to the kerb, therefore potentially dangerous to cyclists.

Council ref: ENQ21884125

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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 16:15, Monday 11 January 2021

  • 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 13:46, Tuesday 12 January 2021

  • Thank you for reporting this issue. I have visited the location you pinpointed on the map, on the traffic lights crossing, in West Way, Botley by Westminster Way junction, see photos. We were already aware of this badly fitted manhole cover and this issue had been reported, to Thames Water who are responsible for it, several times. The 'vibrations causing the surrounding road surface to break up' issue has now been raised with Thames Water, again, as it needs a permanent repair to stabilise the frame. I have also submitted an order for one of our crews to attempt to repair the pothole but I think it will be shaken out in no time, as it is a busy bus route out of oxford.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 08:59, Monday 18 January 2021

  • State changed to: Fixed

    Updated by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:38, Monday 8 February 2021

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