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Burtons Lane Lodge Lane Crossroads.

Reported in the Hedge problem category anonymously at 18:18, Fri 6 July 2018

Received by Buckinghamshire Council moments later

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This junction is in desperate need of the bushes on the corner of Burtons Lane and Lodge Lane being cut back before there is a fatal accident. Approximately 3 weeks ago, a car came down Lodge Lane did not stop at the give-way sign and drove straight cross into Roughwood without stopping. We were lucky that the driver just missed hitting our car when passing straight in front of us. On the 25th June there was an accident where, again, a car drove straight over but, in this instance, collided with a car on Burtons Lane. Apparently, there was another accident in the same place where the same thing happened a few weeks ago. Cars approaching Burtons Lane on Lodge Lane are, especially for drivers new to the area, completely unaware of the fact that they are approaching a crossroads where they must give way, until they are within approximately 20 yards of the junction. The road markings are effectively non-existent and the first warning sign, of any description, is a give-way sign which is only about 10 yards from what remains of the white line and is also difficult to see on bright sunny days. There are splayed verges either side of Lodge Lane at the junction with Burtons Lane. The one on left is not obstructed and improves visibility, but the one right, in front of the Firs Corner property, is overgrown with vegetation (Laurel bushes etc) and seriously obstructs the view of traffic on Lodge Lane and Burtons Lane. Not only is the foliage in need of removal, which would allow approximately 15 ft of lateral extra vision, but the whole of the triangle of land, which must be in the ownership of the authorities, should be cleared. Behind the foliage will be found the remains original Burtons Lane road sign. Please bear in mind that all the roads are derestricted and drivers could be traveling at up to 60 miles an hour. Please give this your urgent attention before there is a fatal accident.

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    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 18:20, Fri 6 July 2018

  • We have inspected the defect in line with our Highway Safety Inspection Policy. The defect does not currently meet the criteria for immediate intervention, but has been added to our future programme of routine defect repairs.
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    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 14:04, Wed 11 July 2018

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Buckinghamshire Council at 14:12, Wed 11 July 2018

  • Thank you for your report the repair of this defect is now complete.
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    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 13:24, Wed 25 July 2018

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    The white lines have been repainted but the shrubbery has yet to be cut back.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 15:02, Thu 26 July 2018

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