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Damaged temporary sign

Reported in the Road traffic signs category anonymously at 16:00, Thu 1 December 2011

Sent to Edinburgh City Council less than a minute later

The "roadworks ahead" sign in Dalkeith Road, on the railings just before the junction with Holyrood Park Road, has been damaged and knocked over so that it cannot be seen by drivers.

Part of thee damage may have been caused by a passing vehicle, but part of the damage was probably caused by local drunken vandals who tried (unsuccessfully) to knock the sign out of the frame.

It is desirable to have a warning sign at this point because of the CEC work in progress in front of the Royal Commonwealth Pool.

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  • Still open, via questionnaire, 16:59, Thu 29 December 2011

  • Fixed? Yes and No.
    The sign was put back up, but soon knocked down again, and again, and again.

    Then local (drunken?) vandals "punched" the triangular metal sign completely out of its frame. So the sign cannot be put back properly in place - it needs to be riveted. And it has not been replaced.

    All these "problems" have been exacerbated by recent high winds, which on several occasions have blown over lots of road signs and barriers locally.

    Between the high winds and the stupid vandals it is a never-ending job to keep the signs and barriers in place to protect the public.

    Posted anonymously at 16:59, Thu 29 December 2011

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