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Snowswick Lane is peppered with potholes due to 1000 fold increase in traffic

Reported via desktop anonymously at 13:07, Saturday 8 July 2023

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council and Vale of White Horse District Council 1 minute later

Snowswick lane has become an unofficial diversion since the A361 Halfpenny Bridge was closed. The whole road has seen a 1000+ fold increase in traffic and as it’s a narrow road there are significant potholes appearing throughout the entire length of the road where vehicles are pulling over and passing. Oxfordshire highways need to urgently survey the increase in traffic volumes and apply suitable traffic control measures. Buscot Wick Lane has been closed on safety grounds, compounding the problems.

Council ref: ENQ23968365

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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 13:08, Saturday 8 July 2023

  • These potholes have not been caused by the increase in traffic. It may be causing existing potholes to worsen, but the road has been a disgrace for years and needs to resurfaced as soon as possible. That it has been allowed to get to this state is a shocking sign of the council’s lack of road maintenance, but hardly unusual in this area.

    Posted anonymously at 19:19, Wednesday 26 July 2023

  • We have assessed the area highlighted and due to the type of Carriageway Deterioration, the road is has been identified as suitable for the Dragon Patching. The location has been added to our programme list and remedial repairs will be carried out when dragon patcher is next in the area.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:09, Wednesday 18 October 2023

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