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Trench Subsidence

Reported via iOS in the Pothole category anonymously at 07:46, Sat 4 September 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

On the town bound carriageway an existing trench has now sunk so low that avoiding action has to be taken will probably damage vehicles if left

Council ref: ENQ21904685

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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 07:46, Sat 4 September 2021

  • This problem was reported on September, it is getting worse and vehicles are continually taking avoiding action to try and miss the worst of the subsiding trench.

    Posted anonymously at 21:40, Mon 20 December 2021

  • I drove through this trench on 5th January 2022. It has still not been fixed, despite being reported as long ago as 4th September 2021 - FOUR MONTHS! Ironically, it is located just a few metres before a speed camera, that bastion of ensuring safer roads (/sarcasm). In my view, no highways authority that fails to act when dangerous and damaging (to vehicles) road surfaces are reported has any moral right to be part of its area road safety partnership. Oxfordshire County Council highways department: this is yet another example of your failure to do the job for which you readily accept taxpayers’ cash. Can we expect the resignation of your departmental director (the officer, not the councillor)?

    Posted anonymously at 09:02, Friday 7 January 2022

  • The trench is definitely getting deeper. It will only be a matter of time before someone makes a claim.

    These trenches have been repaired before??

    Posted by STEWART REID at 07:49, Wednesday 19 January 2022

  • This (see photograph) is what can happen when local authorities fail to fix roads for months after issues are brought to their attention (this trench was first reported at the start of September 2021). I drove over the trench yesterday afternoon - it’s impossible to avoid. When a damaged tyre needs to be replaced on my car, it has to be replaced as a pair because my car is AWD. That’s over £300 for a pair of all-season tyres. Do your job, Oxfordshire County Council Highways, and make this road safe to drive on!

    Posted anonymously at 09:17, Saturday 22 January 2022

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