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Bollards installed in passing places

Reported via mobile in the Obstruction on road or pavement category anonymously at 07:54, Monday 12 February 2024

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 5563911.

A neighbour reported the fact the edges of the road had given way in the passing places through the woods between Breach Hill Farm and the Common in early January. The whole fact that these areas had collapsed and become so rutted shows how often vehicles need to pull into these areas to pass other vehicles The council instead of fixing the problem have installed bollards. What a waste of time and money as this is not a solution as it now limits the size of vehicles that can pass each other. Long vehicles such as tractors and trailers will not be able to pass each other as they will not be able to pull over far enough and will probably damage their vehicles and the bollards by hitting them while trying to pull over far enough. Also a pretty woodland now has been spoilt by glaring reflective bollards. Please remove the bollards and fix the edge of the road, so that the villagers can use the road as we used to be able to.

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

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Systems Team at 07:54, Monday 12 February 2024

  • We've looked into this report and are investigating the issue.
    We will update this report once we decide what action to take.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Systems Team at 16:03, Monday 19 February 2024

  • Thank you for bringing this to our attention your concerns regarding the new bollards, reference your enquiry 5563911. Our highways inspector has confirmed that the bollards have been installed for the public’s safety. Over time the road has been made wider by the vehicles driving over the verge to allow passing traffic The bollards have therefore not be installed on the highway but on the verge and have been positioned to mark the edge of the highway for motorists, highlighting a safety boundary to avoid cars coming off the highway into a ditch, causing injury and damage to the vehicle. We are sorry this is not the outcome you were hoping for, but the bollards will remain.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 16:09, Monday 19 February 2024

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