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No road markings what so ever!

Reported via mobile in the Road lines / road markings category anonymously at 16:10, Monday 18 March 2024

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5732157.

So when it comes to road safety in Bucks what do you think the most important thing is? Yes, you've got it.... road markings! If there are no road markings on a road or at a junction (which there should be) how do expect people to know where the road ends or where they are meant to stop and give way etc? The road conditions around High Wycombe are appalling to say the least! There is not one road I drive down where there is a dirty road sign or a sign behind a hedge that the farmer hasn't cut back or lights and signs etc that have been hit by a vehicle and never fixed or put right by the highways agency. I am going to make a big thing of it one day and send it to the Bucks free press etc when I get the time as i think the state of our roads are disgraceful! I'm not going to go on anymore because I'm waisting my time as always..... but watch this space. What do I pay £1000 a year for road tax again? Thanks Mr government!

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  • This has been passed to the Highway Officer to investigate, they will carry out an inspection within the next 10 working days.

    All our roads are subject to safety inspections, and this includes identifying any markings that are badly damaged or degraded so we may already be aware of this issue and have raised a job to have them refreshed if this is the case we will update you that it is a duplicate job/enquiry.

    If we were not aware of this issue, we will update you on what action will be taken, this may include adding the road markings to a package of works to be carried out at a later date.

    Please note, the ambient temperature drops, and the air becomes much more humid during the winter months and materials won’t bond with the surface when it’s wet, defeating the purpose of applying them at all. Adding markings to a wet surface will essentially mean they become diluted. The moisture present on the road and also in the air will affect the finished quality of the markings, impacting their appearance and longevity, for this reason we only refresh road markings during winter months if there is a specific safety issue.

    There may also be occasions when the issue reported will not be repaired as it has been classified as a minor defect and does not pose any risk to either the safety or the integrity of the highway, these are called minimum recording levels as specified in our Highways Safety Inspection Policy in these cases no action will be taken.

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 16:10, Monday 18 March 2024

  • An order has been raised to repair the issue reported, this will be a permanent repair to be carried out as soon as possible. However, there are occasions when a temporary repair is carried out for safety reasons until such time as we can mobilise resources to make the repair permanent.

    To ensure the highway network remains as safe as possible we will continue to carry out our regular Highways Safety Inspections which will include this issue until such times as the permanent repair is made

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 09:36, Tuesday 19 March 2024

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