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Trench in the road causing damage to vehicles

Reported via desktop in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 10:21, Fri 21 January 2022

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Tarmac has loosened on the a44 carriageway causing vehicles to suffer damage while driving over.

Resurfacing has been requested by member of public.

Council ref: ENQ22914555

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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 10:22, Fri 21 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 09:16, Sat 22 January 2022

  • I have reported this issue multiple times since March 2019 when the problem was created by a sewer installation. It has been badly repaired multiple times. It is very dangerous . the original contractor should be made to pick up the bill to dig it out completely and start again.

    Posted anonymously at 19:44, Sat 22 January 2022

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