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Faded road signage B3130 junction at Stanton Drew.

Reported in the Faded road markings category anonymously at 10:27, Friday 31 July 2020

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2224610.

The road between the two junctions at Stanton Drew on the B3130 has a white line in the middle. This indicates to road uses that the road is sufficiently wide enough for 2 vehicles to pass at speed (no speed limit in place). The Department of transport state that a white line should only be in place for opposing lanes of traffic when the road is a minimum width of 5.5m wide - this section of road averages at 4.8m wide. The Department if Transport further state that when the road is less than 5.5m wide the white line should be omitted and white lines placed at the sides of the road to inform drivers of the road narrowing. There are faded signs approaching the junction that indicate the road narrows but one is faded to white and in readable and both are a significant distance from the narrowing section of road giving conflicting advice due to the white line in the centre of the road.

Vehicles straddle the white line and drive on the cats eyes causing noise pollution as the road is too narrow for 2 cars to pass safely.

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  • Thank you for this report. We will review the details and carry out an inspection of the site if required.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 10:27, Friday 31 July 2020

  • We've looked into this report and will pass the details on to our contractor. They will plan and carry out any work needed.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 09:04, Friday 7 August 2020

  • Last update “We've looked into this report and will pass the details on to our contractor. They will plan and carry out any work needed.”

    Still awaiting action on the above update.

    Posted anonymously at 11:04, Friday 28 August 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • “Last update from BANEs Council approx 2 months (July 2020) ago stating: “We've looked into this report and will pass the details on to our contractor. They will plan and carry out any work needed.” Still awaiting action on the above update.”

    As of 25/9/20 No further update received from BANEs Council and no works have been carried out to date.

    Posted anonymously at 12:03, Friday 25 September 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Problem reported 31/7/20 BANES Council responded acknowledging the problem and reported works were scheduled with their contractors.

    Nothing has been done as of 23/10/20 and the problem remains.

    See photo of road section:

    Road where shown in red is less than the minimum width of 5.5m permitted by the Department of Transport for having opposing lanes of traffic separated by a white line - at the narrowest point, in front of the house it is nearly 1m too narrow.

    Traffic is travelling at 60mph plus on this road - the narrowest point is at the entrance (and only access) to the toll house.

    The traffic needs slowing down and passing one car at a time through the narrowest section of the road to prevent accidents.

    Posted anonymously at 13:17, Friday 23 October 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

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