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Large increasing dip on slip road, left side coming off A34 at Marcham Interchange

Reported anonymously at 13:44, Tue 5 November 2019 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Highways England 1 minute later

There has been a dip on the slip road for quite some time, but it has become larger and more noticeable. It isn't a pothole as the tarmac is still in one piece, but it's a sizeable 'dip', like the earth is collapsing underneath.

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  • Dip on A34 slip road exit for Abingdon and Marcham is getting worse, requires attention.

    Posted anonymously at 18:42, Wed 13 November 2019

  • I use the A34 slip road to Marcham daily and it the dip is getting worse and is quite dangerous especially if cards are travelling at speed.

    Posted anonymously at 13:50, Thu 14 November 2019

  • Dip is progressively extending across the sliproad and quickly becoming more pronounced. If you haven't been able to slow down coming off the A34, there is a severe jolt which makes your suspension protest. I suspect some damage was done tonight.

    Posted anonymously at 22:12, Sun 24 November 2019

  • This has been reported to the Highways; Reference Number 21457087

    Below is their response to the issue;

    Thank you for emailing the Highways England Customer Contact Centre on 7 November 2019 regarding a dip in the road. Your query has been passed to Kier Highways Ltd; we work on behalf of Highways England and we are responsible for the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the A34.

    I’d like to apologise for any inconvenience or possible disruption you may have experienced. We, as a team, are continually aiming to enhance and improve the strategic road network and appreciate receiving your feedback, as it allows us to monitor where any issues may arise and to rectify them if required.

    I've spoken to our Route Inspector to confirm we're aware of area and monitored on a regular basis and anything safety critical would be repaired within twenty four hours. They're is also signage in place to advise road users of uneven carriageway. This is in place until a permanent fix is completed however I can't provide a timescale for this. We hope this information is helpful and thank you again for taking the time to contact us. For any other queries, please contact the Highways England Customer Contact Centre

    Posted anonymously at 09:05, Mon 25 November 2019

  • Having used the slip road in the daylight yesterday, it is noticeable that cracks are beginning to form along the edges of the dip. The dip itself is extending into the outer lane. Warning signs if present are not noticeable.

    Posted anonymously at 15:32, Wed 27 November 2019

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