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Downs Road Multiple Potholes and Defects

Reported via desktop in the Pothole category anonymously at 10:21, Tuesday 23 February 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

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I have the unfortunate pleasure of regularly cycling along Downs Road. I am now giving up reporting individual defects as I could do several a day. Many are repairs which have failed within a week of being 'fixed'. I hope you enjoy the gallery. The section of road marked on the supplied map is dangerous especially to motor bikes and pedal cycles, there is going to be a serious accident if nothing more substantial is done other than pouring tarmac into the ever expanding holes.

Council ref: ENQ21888360

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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 10:22, Tuesday 23 February 2021

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    Unbelievably the road has been shut for 2 weeks with resurfacing and there is still a whole section untouched full of potholes. Truly remarkable how inefficient this can be as this needs to be resolved

    Posted anonymously at 17:07, Thursday 1 April 2021

  • The road was recently closed for resurfacing however only around 30% of the defects have been repaired. There are still several large potholes and other areas where the surface is seriously failing, even adjacent to the bits that have been fixed! It beggars belief that only a part job has been done and the remaining areas are still a serious danger to motorbikes and cyclists and will also damage car wheels and suspensions.

    Posted anonymously at 10:15, Tuesday 6 April 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • I can’t drive my car up the Downs Road at all! There is a section where you can’t even drive slowly around the potholes...they are over the whole road! This needs to be sorted out urgently. 14/04/21.

    Posted anonymously at 17:45, Wednesday 14 April 2021

  • In addition to the April 1st post photo. Why was all the gravel and broken tarmac left all over the pavement and cycle lane? Another accident waiting to happen.

    Posted anonymously at 22:18, Wednesday 14 April 2021

  • Thank you for your report. We have assessed it and found that orders have already been raised awaiting works to be carried out

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:40, Wednesday 28 April 2021

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