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Speed Limit Warning Signs Obscured A367 Southbound

Reported in the Vegetation blocking road or sign visibility - In the countryside category by David Orme at 10:36, Monday 10 August 2020

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2238201.

The recent (ie latest) accident on the A367 at Dunkerton created the latest "twitterstorm" amongst residents about road safety. Part of the problem, which may have been a contributory factor to the recent accident, is that the 300-100m 40mph warnings on the southbound carriageway approaching Dunkerton are either obscured or have been hit and have been turned round on their poles. The photos show the best view - ie not that seen by drivers. Additionally, the verge approaching the turn-off the A367 opposite the northbound layby is obscuring the turn, which means that drivers slowing down to leave the carriageway are, as far as drivers behind them are concerned, behaving erratically and attract angry horn signals (and risk a rear end shunt).

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  • Thank you for your report, it will be reviewed by the appropriate team.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 10:37, Monday 10 August 2020

  • We have looked into this issue and the appropriate action has been scheduled for future works.You can check back here for further updates.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 15:11, Tuesday 11 August 2020

  • We have resolved this issue. If this issue reoccurs please log a new report.

    Thank you for using Fix My Street. Reporting issues like this online can help us deal with them more efficiently.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 15:11, Tuesday 11 August 2020

  • We have looked into this issue and the appropriate action has been scheduled for future works.You can check back here for further updates.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 11:13, Friday 14 August 2020

  • We have resolved this issue. If this issue reoccurs please log a new report.

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    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 11:14, Friday 14 August 2020

  • The Highways Inspector was good enough to give me a ring to explain that action was in hand to identify the landowner and to require them to clear the vegetation from the signs. The task had thus been annotated "Fixed" on his system so that he didn't end up with a long list of apparently open jobs that he has, in fact, attended to.

    I appreciate that imperative, but from the user's point of view that way of working with the BANES "HQ" admin team seriously undermines and devalues the Fix My Street system - because in the user's view this issue will not be "Fixed" until the signs have been cleared.

    I have no idea whether the reported way of working is a limitation of the software or whether an empirical process developed by the BANES "HQ" team and the Highways Inspectors is the reason that things are reported as "Fixed" simply to minimise the number of "open" tasks on a mobile laptop/tablet. Whichever it is, something needs to be changed so that, without hindering or distracting the Highways Inspectors, tasks are not declared "Fixed" before they have actually been fixed.

    Posted by David Orme at 08:50, Wednesday 9 September 2020

  • As above. The vegetation has not yet been cleared.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by David Orme at 21:15, Saturday 17 October 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

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