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Gangsdown hill

Reported in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category anonymously at 09:37, Fri 26 July 2019 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later. Council ref: 1709046.

Gangsdown hill is a notorious accident black spot with many deaths over the years. The white lines currently there are creating a significant potential hazard again. The hill is mainly three lanes with hatched zone in the middle and double white lines on the right hand down lane. Two up and one down. When going uphill from the bottom left hand curve, the hatching starts at the entry with double white lines start going to the right, the hatching goes to the left. It is a blind curve initially but fast motorist immediately pull out and assume their route is clear despite being unable to see the down lane vehicles approaching.I suggest the double white lines are extended on both lanes untill the curve straightens so visibility is increased. The zone created in the middle to the same point is made a "total no man's land" with double lines each side and a red surface.Coming down the hill lines have worn in places so people overtake going down the hill. They need replacing.Previously the council have recognised the road is dangerous particularly after deaths

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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 09:40, Fri 26 July 2019

  • Thank you for your report. The linemarking has been refreshed in recent years and, although it is starting to show some minor signs of wear, it remains fully legible for road users. We are therfore not proposing to refurbish the lines at this current time as, unfortunatly, there are currently higher priority sites within the county that need their linemarking refreshed. If however, the condition of the lines should significantly change then please don't hesitate to raise this at that time.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 12:38, Fri 13 December 2019

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