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A Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings problem has been found

Reported in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category anonymously at 10:01, Fri 1 June 2018

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later

Customer is requesting for the road marking, or signage to indicate dangerous and sharp bend to the main road.

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  • This report has been closed. However the issue has been passed to the relevant team for consideration for future programmed works.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 13:03, Tue 19 June 2018

  • The arrow on the map shows Lowell Place as a residential cul de sac. This would not be considered a dangerous or sharp bend warranting warning signs. Residents should know the area and drive accordingly.

    Posted anonymously at 13:27, Tue 19 June 2018

  • A fair amount of people who park here during the day are not residents. They are also unlikely to be aware of the cul-de-sac which is awkward for vehicles, but it's dangerous for pedestrians, especially children.

    Your response suggests that you haven't visited the location and are judging only base on the map.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 14:53, Tue 19 June 2018

  • I have visited this location several times. Speeds are low and due care needs to be exercised by all users. Non residents using this road would be unfamiliar with the location and as such should drive with due care as one would in any unfamiliar circumstance.

    Posted anonymously at 15:08, Tue 19 June 2018

  • Thaks for the prompt reply.

    Indeed, one should drive carefully, but more often than not people drive at higher speeds than you'd expect – especially driving out of the road. Some form of traffic calming (even a small speed bump) or a mirror so it's possible to see if a vehicle is coming, would certainly help.

    Thanks!

    Posted anonymously at 16:24, Tue 19 June 2018

  • This report has been closed.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:19, Wed 20 June 2018

  • My original report also included a request for something to be done regarding the parking opposite the entrance into the cul-de-sac. It's a tight corner and to drive out you have to mount the pavement. When cars are park directly opposite, like in the attached photos, it's far more difficult.

    A double yellow line or at least the 'Keep Clear' area like in a couple of other spots on this road would help.

    Thanks

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 17:07, Wed 20 June 2018

  • It's also worth mentioning that an ambulance van wasn't able to make the turn into the cul-de-sac when there was a car parked there.

    Posted anonymously at 17:46, Wed 20 June 2018

  • This report has been closed. However the issue has been passed to the relevant team for consideration for future programmed works.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:09, Wed 4 July 2018

  • Thanks for the update.

    Which is the 'relevant team' – could you provide the team name and some contact detail and when you say future, what does that actually mean?

    Thanks!

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 16:35, Wed 4 July 2018

  • You were provided with an answer by the appropriate team on 19 June - this was the Traffic Team. Please do not keep opening this report, their answer was provided to you on 19 June. I'm repeating it here for you in case you haven't read it "I have visited this location several times. Speeds are low and due care needs to be exercised by all users. Non residents using this road would be unfamiliar with the location and as such should drive with due care as one would in any unfamiliar circumstance" If you are not happy with this please contact the Customer Service Centre on 0345 310 11 11 and ask to speak to the Traffic Team for the North Area, Communities. Many thanks.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:06, Thu 5 July 2018

  • I've read it, thanks for the phone number.

    However, my question (posted on Wednesday 20 June 2018 with attachments) which refers to the tight turn corner wasn't answered.

    To remind you, due to on-street parked vehicles neither ambulance, fire engine and often just normal vans (deliveries etc.) can't make the turn. Even in a car, to drive out, requires manoeuvring, which isn't great.

    Thanks

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 15:32, Thu 5 July 2018

  • This report has been closed. However the issue has been passed to the relevant team for consideration for future programmed works.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:56, Mon 23 July 2018

  • I've checked with the local fire dept. in Witney. They are familiar with the corner and have mentioned that access to the properties in the cul-de-sac is hard as is, and impossible when a vehicle is parked there. They don't have vehicles smaller than the standard fire engine truck. They also mentioned that the hose they use should be long enough to reach the property, but that obviously is far from ideal in the case of an actual emergency.

    As for "This report has been closed. However the issue has been passed to the relevant team for consideration for future programmed works." I can't really accept this as an answer because it's too vague and it only feels like postponing anything being done or even considered – what is the relevant team you mention and when (as in, an actual at least tentative date) are they going to consider and what?

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 12:48, Mon 23 July 2018

  • Thank you for your enquiry. We have investigated your report and it has been actioned to be fixed. I have issued an instruction to our lining contractor to provide a keep clear marking across the full width of the junction. No guarantees of when it will be done and it is dependent on funding being available... but a plan has been issued!

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted anonymously at 13:41, Mon 23 July 2018

  • Hello,

    I've noticed several new Keep Clear markings around Witney and am wondering why this one hasn't been done yet? Please provide an update on the date of when this will actually be done.

    Thank you.

    Posted anonymously at 15:22, Wednesday 27 February 2019

  • This report has been closed. However the issue has been passed to the relevant team for consideration for future programmed works. Still on the lining list for when we get our new maintenance budget. Cannot make any promises due to other higher priorities but it is still on the list.

    Posted anonymously at 08:23, Thursday 28 February 2019

  • At this point, nearly a year since the original post which was in a different thread, after we had another ambulance having to go further down the road to turn around in order to be able to access the cul-de-sac (and do the same on the way out) and sinceI live with an ex-cancer patient I can't really accept this as the answer.

    We need to have a date and I will keep reopening this issue until that date has been provided. In the meantie I am also looking for some legal help in order to get this done.

    Thank you.

    Posted anonymously at 10:23, Thursday 28 February 2019

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