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Outside 139 Church Cowley Road, OXford

Reported via desktop in the Pothole category anonymously at 06:43, Tuesday 27 September 2022

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

There is a sunken strip that crosses the road directly outside above property. It looks like somebody has, in the past, dug a trench across the road and filled it with tarmac which has since compacted or sunk lower. It acts, in effect, as an inverted speed bump. The problem is that every time a large vehicle goes over it the entire house shakes significantly. To the point where there are now large cracks opening up in the interior walls and the hot water tank has been shaken from its mounting in the loft. The water tank issue is being rectified this week at a cost of over £2000. I am not asking for any assistance in paying this bill. What I should very much like to see is the trench raised back up to the level of the road as soon as possible. Since the County Council have blocked every other avenue open to motorists, the volume of traffic has increased outside the house quite dramatically, day and night. If you could see your way to sending somebody out to investigate the issue I would be extremely grateful.

Council ref: ENQ22934427

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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 06:44, Tuesday 27 September 2022

  • We have investigated your report and have decided to continue to monitor the location during our routine inspections. If you notice that the issue gets worse, please open a new report. Find out more about highway repairs and how we assess risk residents/ roads-and-transport/ street-maintenance-z/ road-repairs. However this location will be monitored. Regards

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:43, Tuesday 18 October 2022

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