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Cars coming from Cowley are using the middle lane to get to Tesco

Reported in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category anonymously at 19:37, Sat 9 February 2019

Sent to Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later

Every single day when I drive from Cowley to Tesco Retail Park, cars sitting in the middle lane left of me at the traffic lights will cut me up as they cross over to the middle lane under the underpass. Basic highway code says to use the right lane to enter the retail park but this is not being followed and is a big hazard to all the cars in the right hand lane. Can some signage be put up?

Council ref: ENQ19826109

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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 19:40, Sat 9 February 2019

  • I also encounter this issue every day. The lane markings on the roundabout have faded to such a degree that it is hard to see them. I think remarking the lanes would go some way to improving the situation.

    Posted anonymously at 11:22, Tue 26 February 2019

  • The lane markings on the roundabout indicate that people going to "Retail Park" (i.e., Tesco, etc.) should use the middle lane of the roundabout. So it seems entirely reasonable that traffic on Garsington Road that is going to Tesco should use the middle lane when approaching the roundabout.

    Posted anonymously at 20:02, Mon 25 March 2019

  • Wrong. It is not reasonable that traffic approaching should use the middle lane on Garsington road, seeing as though there is also a left turn beforehand to join the bypass. Approaching traffic in the middle lane filters into the left lane under the bypass and right lane filters into either the middle lane for Tesco or the right lane for going south on the bypass/back to Cowley etc.

    Posted anonymously at 00:05, Tue 26 March 2019

  • You need to repaint the lines on the road so people can see what lane they should clearly be in. A sign would be good too. Some old lady cut me up this morning and then gave me the finger for good measure even though she was the one cutting across into the middle lane.A accident waiting to happen at this section of the roundabout.

    Posted anonymously at 14:31, Wed 10 April 2019

  • Is it possible to get an update please? I have had endless near-misses since I raised this issue and one before that was closed with no action.

    Not only are the lanes not clear when approaching from Garsington, but generally the roundabout as a whole needs the lines repainted as they are so faint.

    Posted anonymously at 16:35, Wed 10 April 2019

  • Any update please? It has been ages since I first originally reported this, which was closed off.

    Posted anonymously at 21:06, Fri 24 May 2019

  • Any update?

    Posted anonymously at 23:58, Tue 18 June 2019

  • This report has been closed. However the road markings at this location are due to be refurbished next week.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:14, Wed 3 July 2019

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