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Reported via desktop in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category anonymously at 17:40, Monday 22 March 2021
Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later
We received a reply indicating that a right trun sign was not needed. Please note that the 'Farm traffic for 240 yds' signs AND the right turn sign were installed specifically to cater for the increased use of the farm access off Bletchingdon Road when Network Rail upgraded the Islip to Bicester railway. This involved the closure of a level crossing and the consequent re-routing of additional farm and domestic traffic (and numerous delivery vans) along the access road off Bletchingdon Road.
There is not a sharp left bend so not really any need for a left bend sign - but there is more need to warn traffic of an upcoming right turn, particularly as the access is not visible at that point and there have been problems in the past of traffic speeding up as it leaves Islip and needing warning that traffic ahead of them might be turning right (or there might be traffic emerging from the turning onto the Bletchingdon Road).
The former right turn sign has now come to light - it seems that a local rescued it from the hedge when the sign was broken. Please may we request that the right turn sign be re-instated (either in addition to or instead of the left bend sign)? The missing right turn sign will be left by the post to facilitate this.
Thank you Steve
Council ref: ENQ21890802
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