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Overgrown hedgerow obscuring junction view

Reported via mobile in the Grass and Hedges category anonymously at 08:09, Thursday 5 May 2022

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

View of T junction off B4044 (Eynsham road) coming off the A420 slip road, visibility is poor and dangerous. This is always left far too late this time of year to be addressed and will cause a terrible accident at this already awful junction, where you simply can not clearly see traffic approaching east-bound on B4044 when trying to turn either left or right off A420. Please ensure this is addressed before it causes a crash.

Council ref: ENQ22923965

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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 08:09, Thursday 5 May 2022

  • Thank you for your report. I have visited the site you pinpointed on the map, on the A420 off-slip by the B4044 Oxford Road junction, Botley, see photos.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 12:30, Monday 9 May 2022

  • Update on 9.5.22 there has just been an accident at around 8.30pm at this precise location, and it will almost undoubtedly be because of this overgrowth. Police were in attendance and my partner passed an ambulance also. Please get this sorted and this needs checking regularly at this time of year, not just someone turning up and taking a few pictures (many of which were in the wrong part of the location!) this junction is lethal when it’s like this!

    Posted anonymously at 20:50, Monday 9 May 2022

  • Thank you for your report. I have visited the site you pinpointed on the map, on the A420 off-slip by the B4044 Oxford Road junction, Botley, see photos, and assessed the issue you have identified. This overgrown hedgerow, unfortunately, doesn't meet our current, immediate, intervention criteria, so I cannot arrange a quick repair. I have requested it be placed/logged onto the list of HATER (vegetation) jobs that will be assessed for inclusion in future programmed works, subject to there being no conflicting works and sufficient funds. We will continue to monitor this site during our routine inspections.

    In answer to your update, I assume you are referring to the grass verge on the A420 off-slip by the B4044 Oxford Road junction, Botley, not the 'Overgrown hedgerow' reported in this FixMyStreet report. If so, I have noted that, this is an issue reported in another FixMyStreet report. Please click on the provided link to see the original report referring to the grass verge, responses and conclusion reached: https://fixmystreet.oxfordshire.gov.uk/ report/ 3505651

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:20, Tuesday 10 May 2022

  • Latest photos.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 08:50, Friday 13 May 2022

  • Thank you for your report. Here is an update: I have re-visited this site and seen that we have cut back the grass vision splay, see latest photos. This has addressed your concerned comment regarding 'you simply can not clearly see traffic approaching east-bound on B4044 when trying to turn either left or right off A420'.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 08:58, Friday 13 May 2022

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