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Double manhole and road surface sinking,near Mill road.

Reported via desktop in the Manhole category by Christopher Blomfield at 11:39, Fri 29 July 2022 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 3715846.

This manhole is sinking due to the high number of large tipper lorries going and returning to Oday hill nearby.Because the manholes are sinking the large empty tipper lorries and others are striking the manholes with force and the noise resonates across to houses on Coleridge Drive and many others in the vicinity at all hours of the day and night with the consequent disruption to normal daytime life and at night.There are a number of retired people in the area who obviously have to tolerate the noise more than others because of spending more time at home. It is because these large lorries are empty that they make all the noise when striking the manholes,tipper lorries in particular because they have aluminium bodies that are very noisy. This problem needs fixing before an accident occurs because of the deterioration of the road surface as well.

Council ref: ENQ22930568

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  • 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 11:39, Fri 29 July 2022

  • Is this problem being progressed as it is now a month since my original alert. The noises from the lorries are getting louder as the manhole and surrounding surface slowly sinks affecting our everyday life and that of our neighbours.

    Posted by Chris Blomfield at 13:39, Tue 30 August 2022

  • Have we any action as yet as it about 2 months since i first reported this problem,have we a date for repair as the problem will only get worse with Winter fast approaching. Please make contact on this matter.

    Posted anonymously at 10:48, Wed 5 October 2022

  • We have consulted with the Technical Officer. He is aware of the general condition of the road and has put in a bid to secure funding to resurface the road. However the road will have to compete with other sites to secure funding. It can take some time to secure funding to carry out a scheme. The Technical Officer has recently carried out minor patching (large patches) to try and hold the road together until the road secures the necessary funding. The Technical officer said if he was to do any more minor patching in the interim it would be limited, as it could be detrimental to the road gaining a high enough score to secure funding. The road is inspected monthly and any safety defects will be raised by the Highways Inspector.

    We are unable to give any indications of likely timing of future works. But your concerns will be raised with the Principal Officer so he is aware.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:01, Fri 18 November 2022

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