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Weeds growing through new tarmac

Reported via desktop in the Footways and Pavement damage category by Robert Daniels-Dwyer at 06:50, Friday 7 June 2024

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

The A44 between Yarnton and Pear Tree has new pavements/cycle paths on both sides, following 2023 roadworks. Over the last few weeks, weeds have begun to break the surface of the tarmac and grow through it. This is obviously permanent damage, and once the tarmac if pierced, the holes will only get larger, through weed expansion and freeze/thaw. Obviously, this would not happen if the work had been completed properly. The work done appears to have been sub-standard, and OCC needs to get the contractors back, at their own expense, while it is still clear that this is a defect in the work.

Council ref: ENQ241006902

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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 06:50, Friday 7 June 2024

  • The location is wrongly showing as by the Turnpike. The incident occurs along the length of the pavements, but from the other side of the railway bridge.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Robert Daniels-Dwyer at 06:51, Friday 7 June 2024

  • Thank for you for your report, Oxfordshire County Council are receiving large volumes of enquiries at present. To assist us further with your enquiry, please could you provide an image of the issue including the surrounding area of its location as a benchmark. This information will support us in delivering a quicker and more effective service. PLEASE NOTE – Only take photographs where safe in doing so, please do not obstruct live traffic flows, step into a live carriageway, or put yourself at any risk in taking a photo. Thank you in advance for supporting the local community.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:52, Friday 7 June 2024

  • Only able to upload 3 photos

    Posted anonymously at 18:21, Friday 7 June 2024

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