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Three sets of dangerous potholes on westbound B4009

Reported via desktop in the Pothole category by Leigh Greenham at 10:09, Sunday 15 August 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

As the westbound B4009 ('The Sands') goes downhill in a narrow and twisty section just after the staggered junction to Brightwell Baldwin and Ewelme, the road surface under the overhanging trees has been deteriorating for some years. This has now led to a very dangerous situation where there are three 'lines' of deep potholes within 100 metres of each other, each one extends to about 1 metre from the verge and has a length of between 2 and 3 metres. The holes have now reached a depth where vehicles are now swerving into the oncoming lane of traffic to avoid them. This is also a popular route for cyclists and motorbikes who are even more at risk from the potholes. I am concerned that there will be a high speed head-on collision at this location, which is a 50mph zone with very limited visibility of oncoming traffic due to the bends.

Council ref: ENQ21903337

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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 10:10, Sunday 15 August 2021

  • I second this report. The Potholes are dangerous and need fixing as soon as possible. I have witnessed near misses when driving past this point, as stated people swerve towards the opposing lane to avoid them or hit the Potholes and then weave because of the severity of the impacts.

    Posted anonymously at 22:32, Wednesday 1 September 2021

  • This has still not been dealt with and I witnessed a very close call today with a car swerving to miss the holes into the path of an oncoming lorry. The holes have opened up even more and need fixing, they are extremely dangerous.

    Posted anonymously at 06:57, Tuesday 14 September 2021

  • These pot holes need mending urgently as I saw a near miss today when someone pulled out to avoid them and nearly hit someone coming the other way! How long does this have to take?

    Posted anonymously at 20:38, Wednesday 15 September 2021

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    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 07:36, Tuesday 12 October 2021

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