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Poor diversion signage

Reported via desktop in the Current Roadworks category anonymously at 14:32, Mon 17 October 2022

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Emergency roadworks (ref XW060W119014998-08759) have again resulted in the road to Didcot being closed at grid reference 51.627840, -1.222674. I understand the need to close the road for safety reasons, but every time this road is closed the poor signage results in many hundreds of vehicles turning round in the entrance to our driveway. The problem is particularly bad at the peak-time in the late afternoon.

The issue is that traffic travelling southbound from Oxford to Didcot via Long Wittenham travels past the bottom of Sire's Hill (the diversion to Didcot) at grid reference 51.628486, -1.206742, without realising that the road is closed. Once they get to the road closure they are diverted 1.2km back in the direction they have just come from. People are understandably annoyed by this, I have even seen some vehicles overtaking others whilst turning around in the entrance to our driveway. This is dangerous and has damaged the surface.

Please could you arrange for proper signage to be installed at the bottom of Sire's Hill facing southbound traffic as a matter of urgency before this afternoon's peak-time traffic. I have also reported this issue to SGN.

Council ref: ENQ22935755

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  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:33, Mon 17 October 2022

  • These roadworks are incorrect on One Network (again). SGN claim no no road incursion and delays unlikely but the road has been completely closed in both directions. From a distance it would seem one way working with signals could be done. Again a Utility ignoring NRSWA rules and doing as they please with no respect for traveling public

    Posted anonymously at 15:26, Mon 17 October 2022

  • Once again a utility causing disruption and claiming an emergency to avoid proper road closure notices . No work is going on ? Why is no one working on this site if it is an emergency?

    Posted anonymously at 12:58, Sat 22 October 2022

  • We are reviewing old information on Fix My Street and we have decided to close your report. If you consider there is still an issue, please create a new report on Fix My Street with any new information. Find out more about highway repairs and how we assess risk at residents/ roads-and-transport/ street-maintenance-z/ road-repairs

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:50, Monday 10 July 2023

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