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A 4 inch hole on side of drainage manhole and destroyed highway

Reported via desktop in the Manhole category anonymously at 18:53, Sunday 18 April 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

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Over the last week this hole has appeared along the side of a drainage manhole. The tarmac, recently repaired, has also been totally dislodged exposing the layer beneath. The hole leads down into the drain so presumably is at risk of growing rapidly bigger leading to drain damage as vehicles constantly drive over it to avoid parked cars on the opposite side of the narrow lane. There also is a risk of any collapse as a vehicle drives over it leading to contact between the vehicle and a Grade II listed property.

Council ref: ENQ21892705

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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 18:54, Sunday 18 April 2021

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 19:06, Sunday 16 May 2021

  • This has not been fixed and is now even worse than it was when originally reported.

    Posted anonymously at 19:07, Sunday 16 May 2021

  • We are reviewing old information on Fix My Street and we have decided to close your report. If you consider there is still an issue, please create a new report on Fix My Street with any new information. Find out more about highway repairs and how we assess risk at residents/ roads-and-transport/ street-maintenance-z/ road-repairs

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:24, Wednesday

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