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SAME AS BEFORE - Surface a danger to cyclists

Reported via desktop in the Roads/highways category by Martin Ricketts at 22:02, Friday 24 September 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

The photo doesn't show the new dip and bump very well, due to the uniform light, but the same problem as reported in 2019 by me and others is back.

I would say there is clearly a problem with heavy tractor / trailer units stopping and then restarting on a slight slope with all the force being needed stressing small areas of the road and effectively moving them. If this is the case it cannot be fixed even by digging out an area and putting a new base layer in. The surface needs to be able to transmit the force to somewhere immovable, which is never going to happen with tarmac. My guess would be an area of concrete needs to be installed ccovering many square metres to spread the load. But I'm not a road engineer; please consult one.

Council ref: ENQ21906235

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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 22:03, Friday 24 September 2021

  • Thank you for your report. Unfortunately it's not suitable for immediate repair but we have forwarded it to our Asset Renewals Team who will consider it when planning their future works.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:55, Tuesday 28 September 2021

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