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Subsidence/possible sinkhole at end of Blandford Avenue

Reported in the Carriageway Defect category anonymously at 12:48, Mon 1 October 2018 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Oxford City Council 2 minutes later

Hi there, this is a reoccurrence of a past problem which was repaired however, the hole has reappeared. For many years there has been a worsening sinkhole / structural issue affecting both lanes of the carriageway at the end of Blandford Avenue. It's pretty awful to drive over and is forcing traffic to a narrow gap either side, made more pronounced by the fact local taxis park at the end of the road so, if you are turning off Woodstock road onto Blandford, you have to be prepared to come to a complete stop in case a taxi has parked on the double yellow line on either side. This is dangerous because often you will be followed by a stream of traffic from the traffic lights on Woodstock road who expect you not to be stopping on a junction. The depression has got really bad I am afraid to say and it definitely needs an engineer to look underneath the repairs to identify the real cause of why there is now at least 1ft or more depression in the middle of the road. Sorry no photos.

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  • Good Afternoon

    I've passed your report to the Streetworks inspector who will investigate the subsidence.

    A pothole repair has been raised by myself to fix the pothole.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:45, Mon 8 October 2018

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