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Surface of Upway road'ground' by a specialist machine, but no further work carried out

Reported in the Carriageway Defect category anonymously at 07:57, Wednesday 17 April 2019

Sent to Oxford City Council 3 minutes later

Hi, The surface of Upway Road was ground away by a specialist machine some months ago, leaving a very uneven finish as photo. No resurfacing has been done since. The ruts are really not good for cycling on and the exposed concrete, where the surface is broken, was subject to freeze/thaw action in the cold weather and is bound to deteriorate further. Is there a plan to resurface the whole road, or just the patches that were worked on? Thanks.

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  • Thank you for your enquiry. The Carriageway is a ridged road construction made up with concrete, over the years the concrete formed slabs have moved slightly therefore we have planned off the small edges with our small milling machine which can also retexture the surface, we have been to site and the surface seems fine, we will monitor the carriageway with a view on carrying out maintenance work as and when required which will be mainly patching works at this stage unless funding becomes available.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 14:58, Wednesday 17 April 2019

  • This is a dangerous state to leave this road in. Riding down the hill on a bicycle is like an obstacle course, avoiding the many rutted areas that have been ground into the road surface. That is while also avoiding the other obstacles, like parked and moving cars. On a cold, wet day, it can feel treacherous riding down Upway Road in its current state.

    Posted anonymously at 16:27, Wednesday 17 April 2019

  • Thank you for your update. As previously mentioned, this has been inspected and the issues mentioned does not meet our current risk based criteria. We will continue to monitor this on our routine inspections and work will be carried out once funding becomes available.

    Posted anonymously at 12:45, Thursday 25 April 2019

  • I have emailed Highways to continue the discussion as the problem still exists.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 11:12, Wednesday 15 May 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

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