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Sinkhole in middle of road

Reported in the Carriageway Defect category anonymously at 13:55, Thu 22 August 2019

Sent to Oxford City Council 4 minutes later

There is a sinkhole in the middle of the road around foot square. You can peer into the hole and see about 3 feet deep. The hole seems to be much wider below the tarmac.

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  • Thank you for your enquiry. This has been made safe today and we will pass the issue onto the relevant organisation responsible.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 15:20, Thu 22 August 2019

  • The road has been made safe, by erecting temporary barries around the hole. Several teams have come to inspect, but nothing has been done to fix the problem.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 20:38, Thu 19 September 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still nothing has been done to fix the hole - the street is still obstructed by barriers; however, this has a major beneficial unintended consequence, since it greatly improves the safety of cyclists emerging from the cycle track (national Cycle Network Route 51), by enabling much greater visibility before encroaching on the path of eastbound traffic on Lonsdale Road, and reduces the speed of cars as the road is reduced to a single lane, with an effective chicane. Repair of the sinkhole should be used as an opportunity to make permanent this feature.

    Posted anonymously at 11:46, Sun 20 October 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still nothing done to mend this hole. Interesting to note the unintended consequence about road safety - but please also note that when larger vehicles, such as the bin lorries, try to turn this corner the sink hole is making things very difficult.

    Posted anonymously at 20:26, Fri 15 November 2019

  • The response in fixing the hole has been appalling; but the barriers around it at least make the cycle track much safer.

    Posted anonymously at 19:36, Sun 17 November 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 21:23, Sun 15 December 2019

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