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Poor state of road following roadworks

Reported via mobile in the Current Roadworks category anonymously at 15:39, Monday 8 March 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

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Recent works carried out in this location have left an unacceptable road surface. This was a new road surface laid only last year. Now following work by Crest Nicholson, the house developer to link up to the main sewer, the road has been left uneven with holes and dips in the surface . This is now a source of excessive noise as vehicles pass over it which we unfortunately hear in our house. In future if not put right, this poor surface will break up causing potholes that will have to be repaired by you and paid for ultimately by us from council tax. It is unacceptable that work on a main road is carried to such a low and unacceptable standard.

Council ref: ENQ21889569

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  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:39, Monday 8 March 2021

  • Since the road was re-opened 9 days ago there has been constant rattling from the new manhole covers day AND night. Crest Nicholson have been asked three times to rectify (Mon 1st March, Fri 5th March and Mon 8th March). Video evidence has also been forwarded. Can someone please take some action. Thank you.

    Posted anonymously at 16:01, Monday 8 March 2021

  • After experiencing many weeks of roadworks outside our house we have now been left with an unacceptable road surface. The road wasn’t swept properly and there are lots of loose stones being thrown up by traffic. This is a danger to the many pedestrians and school children using the footpath alongside the main road as well as a risk for cars to skid behind us when we turn into our driveway. The surface itself is now uneven and noise levels have increased in our home. Please could someone investigate this.

    Posted anonymously at 09:10, Tuesday 9 March 2021

  • The drain cover has either been fitted incorrectly or has moved since being installed as it is constantly rattling as vehicles pass over it. This is heard inside our home and is unacceptable. The consequence of this is the effect on my mental health.

    Posted anonymously at 19:51, Friday 26 March 2021

  • The drain covers were reset and we did get some relief from the constant rattling but this relief only lasted a couple of weeks. The drain covers are once again rattling as bad as they were before. The type of cover used are obviously unsuitable for this heavy traffic application. The temporary road surface still hasn’t been resurfaced although a date of the 20th May was predicted for it. This poor workmanship is having a detrimental impact on at least three households and is quite frankly a disgrace.

    Posted by Andrew Gregson at 18:36, Thursday 3 June 2021

  • Still no action to quieten the manhole covers and what are you going to do to slow the traffic through this stretch of road . It’s supposed to be 30 - hardy anybody abides by this limit.

    Posted by Andrew Gregson at 18:12, Sunday 13 June 2021

  • I fully support all the previous comments. The 'resurfacing' seems to be of a very poor standard and both new manhole covers have been rattling constantly day AND night for over three months (apart from a brief respite when they were reseated). This was first reported at the beginning of March, we are now mid June. I appreciate that you must be constantly inundated with requests but can somebody please confirm that action will be taken shortly as the constant noise is now having a detrimental affect on our mental wellbeing. Thank you.

    Posted anonymously at 22:31, Sunday 13 June 2021

  • The most recent attempt to quieten the manhole cover outside the old School has failed and is now more noisy than the one that was there before. Why can’t work be done properly first time! This is continuing to cause constant annoyance and sleep deprivation to us that live in Old School House.

    Posted anonymously at 06:47, Monday 12 July 2021

  • Still no action has been taken either to quieten the manhole covers or re surface the disgraceful repair to the road surface made by the house builders contractors. This constant noise is having a detrimental effect on my and my family’s mental health.

    Posted anonymously at 08:15, Friday 13 August 2021

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