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Gravel resurfacing causes yet another crash

Reported via mobile in the Current Roadworks category anonymously at 08:09, Sat 24 April 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Oxford’s habit of pouring gravel onto roads to self heal has caused another car crash. Last year when you did chiselhamptom hill a car crashed and on Thursday night a car came off the road and crashed. This stuff is also horrifically dangerous for cyclists as you have to ride through deep drifts of gravel. Is the plan to wait for someone to die and then re-think? This technique doesn’t last so you aren’t saving money in the long term / just do it properly.

Council ref: ENQ21893130

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  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Oxfordshire County Council at 08:09, Sat 24 April 2021

  • I see for the pile of gravel in the laybay in Stadhamptom the plan is to just carry on with this approach. Fine for some (bicycle free) heavy traffic roads - but super dangerous for ones like this. Just fix the roads properly over a slower schedule if money is the question.

    Posted anonymously at 10:12, Sat 22 May 2021

  • Thank you for your report. We have assessed it and found that it does not currently meet the criteria for intervention, so will not be fixing at this time.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:54, Tue 1 November 2022

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