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Sign blocked by overgrown trees, speed sign too small

Reported via desktop in the Grass and Hedges category anonymously at 12:39, Mon 27 June 2022

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

The attached picture was taken on the B4493, driving from Harwell into Didcot; just past the new Alma Barn care home. As is visible on the picture, the red sign reading "A new 30mph speed limit is in force." (or similar) is almost wholly obstructed by the overgrown tree. A little further along, just after the entrance to the farm on the left, the 30mph sign is way too small and barely visible when driving into town. This sign needs to be bigger. I am making you aware of this, because we live in the GWP development, almost right opposite the UTC and especially at the weekends (but also during the week and whenever traffic allows), we get a lot of speeding motorists driving up to the traffic lights with speeds well exceeding 30mph. Apart from this being dangerous (there are a number of pedestrian crossings and bus stops around), this also creates unbearable noise pollution to all the residents who live along the road here. Many thanks for your consideration and help with this.

Council ref: ENQ22928152

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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 12:39, Mon 27 June 2022

  • Dear Mrs Ashiru,

    The new 30mph speed limit in force was erected as part of the GWP new signalised junction and was only required to be up for a period of 3 months from the date the junction was opened to the public. It should have been removed by Agetur many months ago, we have now advised them to remove the sign.

    The small 30mph sign is a repeater and is the standard size. As there are more than 3 street lights in this area, the speed limit is automatically 30mph if you read the highway code and 30mph signage in not mandatory in areas with 3 or more street lights.

    Kind regards
    Road Agreements Team

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:29, Fri 8 July 2022

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