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Verge markers

Reported via iOS in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category by Peter frost at 08:57, Wednesday 12 September 2018

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 1 hour later. Council ref: 875283.

Sirs, There's a few problems with this newly installed forest of verge markers. 1)They obstruct the highway viz closer than 450mm from the carriageway 2)They should be proceeded by a road narrows as they are unsited due to the bend. 3)A long vehicle would make a chord overrunning the markers. If the intention was to protect the verge a kerb might have done better along with a 651 sign. I'd give them 3 months!

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  • This report has been closed. However this was put in as requested by the parish council picked up on the walk and talk to stop vehicles to keep driving on the verg and for public safety.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:29, Monday 17 September 2018

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 09:47, Thursday 11 October 2018

  • There has been no further response and the issue has been raised with the local councillor. If highways believe obstructing the line of sight on the inside of a bend immediately prior to a poorly visible junction is an improvement what can I say! If highways believe that ignoring the TSM standards is acceptable and will not expose them to possible claims what can I say! If highways believe encouraging pedestrians to use this rough verge when there's a perfectly good alternative footpath or approved warning signage available what can I say!

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Peter frost at 09:57, Thursday 11 October 2018

  • The bollards were broken out and reset approximately 450mm from the carriageway edge. This verge has never been overrun to that extent and where it ever was not confined to the bend. That still leaves an obstructed sight line on the approach to a junction contrary to all principles of highway design OCC should be conversant and have resisted instruction from the parish lay representatives

    Posted by Peter frost at 15:24, Wednesday 7 November 2018

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