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Dangerous absence of road markings

Reported via desktop in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category by Paul W at 14:18, Saturday 3 October 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Oxfordshire County Council, "09:27, Monday 21 September 2020" you said; " ... Our current work programme for refurbishing linemarking is, unfortunately, currently fully allocated. ...". We note there are paint parks around the numerous road-surface failures in the immediate area. QUESTION - Could not the markings be brought up to a safe standard during rectification of the surface? WARNING - With darker days and wet windscreens, the risk of vehicle hitting cycle increases. DOES THERE HAVE TO BE A FATALITY before you take this seriously? (Earlier reports of the same problem:- 18 June 2020. report/ 2162863. 9 February 2020. report/ 1986669.)

Council ref: ENQ20877472

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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 14:18, Saturday 3 October 2020

  • CORRECTION - THREE previous reports:- 27 July 2020. report/ 2217897 18 June 2020. report/ 2162863. 9 February 2020. report/ 1986669.)

    Posted by Paul W at 16:39, Saturday 3 October 2020

  • Despite repeated attempts beginning 11 months ago, to have the importance of this recognised, it has still not been addressed. Similar marking has recently been completed at several less dangerous sites locally. There is always an excuse; "The budget ... has now been fully allocated. ...added to the list of sites for ... marking .. during the 2020/2021 financial year." YOU SAID THAT in the 2019/2020 financial year. Has someone GOT TO DIE before you take it seriously?

    Posted by Paul W at 15:16, Saturday 31 October 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Thank you for your enquiry and please accept our apologies for the delay in response. We are currently looking to get out linemarkers to refurbish the junction markings at this location over the coming weeks when our linemarkers are next in the area and the weather allows.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:08, Thursday 5 November 2020

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