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West side of Wootton Road floods

Reported via desktop in the Roads/highways category by Tony Betteridge BEM at 16:02, Tue 6 July 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

During and following sustained rain, Wootton Road floods on much of its length (on the western, cycleway/footpath side) between the roundabout and Long Tow and especially under the A34 flyover. Because the road is narrow (in relation to the amount and type of traffic it has to carry), vehicles travelling north during flooding cannot take avoiding action by moving out from close to the cycleway because of oncoming traffic from the north and, as a result inadvertently (and sometimes deliberately), give pedestrians and/or cyclists unwanted head-to toe baths - even when the road was "clean", this was unacceptable, but now that there is a building site opposite, the soakings are invariably with muddy water and this is extremely infuriating. Can something please be done about the drainage on the western side of this road, combined with regular cleaning of the mud on the road and the pavement from the building development?

Council ref: ENQ21899884

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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 16:02, Tue 6 July 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 14:31, Fri 16 July 2021

  • State changed to: Fixed

    Updated by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:03, Wed 21 July 2021

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 19:32, Wed 4 August 2021

  • Sorry to say, but this problem HAS NOT BEEN FIXED - yesterday, after heavy rain on Tuesday 30th November, the whole length from under the A34 flyover up to Long Tow was flooded exactly as shown on the original photos. It is inevitable that pedestrians/cyclists will continue to be totally soaked as soon as the road is opened again (particularly as this portion of the road remains too narrow for the traffic it is expected to carry, which will be exacerbated when houses on the development become occupied). Please fix this flooding problem, as it currently unacceptable.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Anthony J Betteridge at 19:52, Fri 3 December 2021

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