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Park Road Roundabout Faringdon Improvement works required

Reported anonymously at 14:29, Monday 3 August 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council and Vale of White Horse District Council 2 hours, 26 minutes later

In light of planning permission being granted for another 400+ homes on Park Road, Faringdon, it is absolutely fundamental that improvements are made to the Park Road Roundabout to improve traffic flow. At its simplest, this could constitute clear marking and signage on the roundabout, directing traffic from Swindon heading straight on to take the right hand lane, thus leaving the left lane for traffic turning left into Faringdon. At the moment, the vast majority of those going straight ahead block the left hand lane for those turning left, while the right hand lane is mostly unused. This will help the backlog of traffic towards the Great Coxhill turning on the A420, however, it will not substantially reduce the traffic on Park Road. This will increase substantially with the cars from over 400 homes filtering onto Park Road, which is the single point of access to Oriel Gardens. In reality, Park Road needs widening further back from the roundabout to take two lanes of traffic, rather than just the one, apart from two or three cars' worth. Planning authority should never have been granted without a scheme to improve traffic flow. Pre-lockdown, it was not unusual to see traffic wiring back from the roundabout past Tesco. A further 400 households all exiting onto Park Road is hardly going to help matters.

Council ref: ENQ20872727

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  • Category changed from ‘Other’ to ‘Roads/highways’

    Posted anonymously at 16:56, Monday 3 August 2020

  • 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 16:56, Monday 3 August 2020

  • Category changed from ‘Roads/highways’ to ‘Other’

    Posted anonymously at 16:56, Monday 3 August 2020

  • Category changed from ‘Roads/highways’ to ‘Other’

    Posted anonymously at 16:56, Monday 3 August 2020

  • Thank you for your report. The report has been forwarded to the Transport Planning section who request mitigating measures as part of planning applications, they will update Fix My Street directly.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 08:42, Wednesday 23 September 2020

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