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Out of date sign

Reported in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category anonymously at 16:04, Saturday 10 August 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 1 minute later

This sign on Lower road is now incorrect. Mill Lane has been diverted so one cannot go straight on at what was once the crossroad, as it is no longer a crossroad. This sign needs to show that Mill Lane requires a right turn followed by a left turn. The current sign is potentially dangerous as an unsuspecting driver will arrive at the junction with Thame Road/Station Road and not be sure which way to go as there is no information as to where to go. I would politely point out that I can't help but feel that Bloor Homes/Oxfordshire County Council/South Oxfordshire District Council have made a real pig's ear out of the realignment of Mill Lane!

Council ref: ENQ19840029

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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 16:05, Saturday 10 August 2019

  • Thank you for your report, we have passed this over to the relevant team for you.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 08:02, Tuesday 13 August 2019

  • Thanks for reporting this issue. I have carried out an investigation into it and I can confirm that the developer is in the process of organising the approved temporary sign to be installed ASAP whiles we wait for a stage 3 safety Audit to be undertaken. We apologise for the delay in getting the signage installed.

    Posted anonymously at 12:36, Thursday 15 August 2019

  • The developer, Bloor Homes, appears to be dragging its feet over this sign! Why is BH only now organising a temporary sign? I would have thought that the basic due diligence when proposing to divert roads would ensure that temporary signs are available as and when needed. That said, there have been no "New Road Layout" signs or even "Diversion" signs to help the unsuspecting drivers following the closure of the old Mill Lane junction. Whether Bloor Homes is just incompetent or whether it just doesn't care is a question that I am unable to answer. What appeared to be a straightforward road diversion seems to have caused several problems for the developer.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 12:48, Saturday 24 August 2019

  • Thanks for providing an update to this issue. I will chase the developer up again to get any signage problems sorted as soon as possible. Please, accept my apologies for any inconveniences caused.

    Posted anonymously at 07:51, Tuesday 27 August 2019

  • I am very tempted to say "Of course it isn't fixed! It's only been a month." It really seems to be the height of ineptitude that the sign is still wrong.

    Posted anonymously at 16:21, Thursday 12 September 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Thanks for letting us know and apologies for the delay in getting the temporary sign installed. I am currently chasing the developer to get the sign in place as soon as possible.

    Posted anonymously at 12:18, Monday 16 September 2019

  • They simply removed the sign. I suppose it's a slight improvement, giving no info rather than incorrect info.

    Still pretty pathetic!

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 16:34, Thursday 10 October 2019

  • Again thanks for letting us know about the removing of the sign. I will give the developer another chase to get the tempory sign in place as soon as soon as possible. Please, bear with us whiles we get this issue resolved. Again apologies for any inconveniences thios may have caused you.

    Posted anonymously at 10:57, Monday

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