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Traffic islands unlit not easily visible

Reported in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category anonymously at 17:18, Thursday 16 January 2020 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 4 minutes later. Council ref: 1943018.

There is a traffic island outside the CABI entrance where there are bus stops and a road junction. The area is not lit by streetlighting and the traffic island is not lit either. I consider it a hazard, especially after dark, even to those locals such as I who know it is there. There should be overhead lighting or at least the traffic island should be lit.

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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 17:22, Thursday 16 January 2020

  • Reported over a week ago. Issue not resolved,. Serious accident at this spot last night?

    Posted by Graeme Rolfe at 08:06, Friday 24 January 2020

  • This issue has still not been fixed. There will be another serious incident if the central island is not made more visible. A new warning sign is required urgently and they need to be kept clean at all times. Government cuts are no excuse!

    Posted anonymously at 21:49, Tuesday 28 January 2020

  • Apologies that you have had to report this again. We have contacted the developer, Cala Homes today and advised them that for road user safety, the street lights need to be installed and connected as a matter of urgency. We are waiting for Cala Homes to confirm when this work will be completed. Kind regards Road Agreements

    Posted anonymously at 15:11, Thursday 6 February 2020

  • I'm sorry but that is a pathetic response. The island in the middle of the road is still invisible as you approach in the dark from the Mongewell roundabout. It is just another accident waiting to happen. The fact that it is down to Cala Homes to install the street lights is irrelevant and surely this would have been raised during the planning stages and planning officers would have ensured that this was done at the same time as the island was installed. If not then they are just as complicit. It is not ideal but cannot someone at Oxfordshire County Council take ownership and simply get the missing reflective warning 'bollard' with the blue & white arrow replaced as a matter of urgency? Failing that, at least put a road works cone on the island. Who's going to take responsibility if there is a further incident and someone is seriously injured, or worse? You know of the seriousness of the issue!!!

    Posted by Graeme Rolfe at 17:36, Thursday 6 February 2020

  • We have asked Cala Homes to make it safe today with temporary lighting. We have also asked them to undertake an interim Stage 3 Road Safety Audit as soon as possible, to ensure the works carried out so far are safe. Kind regards Road Agreements

    Posted anonymously at 11:36, Friday 7 February 2020

  • Thank you for your report. This has been updated by Road Agreements Team, this report is now closed.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 19:13, Tuesday 11 February 2020

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