Break-up of tarmac around gully on westbound Botley Rd
Reported in the Pothole category anonymously at 18:47, Saturday 22 February 2020
Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 4 minutes later. Council ref: 2015312.
Break-up of tarmac around gully on westbound Botley Rd.
Location also marked using What3Words app & OS maps app, 2020-02-22, 13:31
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 18:50, Saturday 22 February 2020
Sorry... My mistake, I should have written EASTBOUND.
Posted anonymously at 21:23, Saturday 22 February 2020
Thank you for your enquiry. We have investigated your report and it has been actioned to be fixed.
State changed to: Action scheduled
Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:17, Wednesday 26 February 2020
State changed to: Fixed
Updated by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:31, Friday 6 March 2020
In my original notification I incorrectly stated that the pothole was on the westbound side of Botley Road, whereas it was actually on the eastbound side. However, I noticed at once that I had made a mistake and added a note to that effect. It is possible that Oxfordshire County Council's repair department failed to notice this.
In any event, this is merely one unrepaired pothole along a many-potholed stretch of the eastbound carriageway extending for several hundred yards which starts outside the car showroom next to which this particular pothole is located. The potholes are situated in a bus lane, and I believe the damage around the gullies is the result of heavy buses repeatedly crossing over the gratings. I don't think the subsurface bezels of the drain covers on which asphalt is laid to secure them in place are wide enough (and possibly deep enough) to withstand the rocking forces being applied by the bus wheels.
State changed to: Open
Posted anonymously at 18:40, Sunday 22 March 2020
Still open, via questionnaire
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