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Ditch erosion signage displaced on Whaddon Road, Newton Longville

Reported via iOS in the Sign problem category by Mike Chapman at 16:17, Sunday 27 June 2021

Received by Buckinghamshire Council moments later

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Issue of erosion of roadside edge to the stream/ditch on Whaddon Road was reported in April (2537597) with TfB putting out signage and bollards to direct vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists to stay clear (5 foot drop around half a metre of the tarmac edge). The Fix My Street ticket was the closed with the reason given that a repair was likely to take some time. Since April the bollards have dropped one by one over the edge and now the blue arrow direction for traffic leaving the village looks to have been struck and is lying in the ditch. The replacement of the signage is urgent and the repair needs to be expedited before someone or something ends up coming off the road and into the ditch.

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    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 16:17, Sunday 27 June 2021

  • Thank you for your report. Although this does not meet our criteria for requiring immediate attention, this defect will be added to our records for the future.

    Our records will be used to generate larger planned works and will also enable us to pick up this defect when we are carrying out repairs of a similar nature in the area.
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    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 09:19, Monday 28 June 2021

  • Sign and bollards were replaced by Monday morning and were in place yesterday but have just driven past and the same directional blue sign and one billed have again been displaced (presumably now in the ditch). The ditch/stream is again exposed.

    Posted by Mike Chapman at 10:34, Wednesday 30 June 2021

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    The signage had been replaced but over the last day or two it must have been hit by another vehicle. As per the photographs taken this morning, one directional sign and one plastic bollard are in the ditch. Their purpose was to warn approaching vehicles of the hazard (an eroded bank with the road edge perilously close to the five foot drop) so we are back to inadequate warning for road users.

    Posted by Mike Chapman at 12:54, Wednesday 11 August 2021

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