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Trafic Island between the Bell Pub and the Bellmore Centre bollards not lit, obsured with mud and keep left sign on pole missing

Reported in the Bollards or railings category anonymously at 13:30, Tue 11 February 2020

Received by Buckinghamshire Council moments later

On the evening on Sat 8th Feb (6:45) I was driving north towards Aylesbury and my offside front and rear wheels hit the curb stones of the traffic Island on the B4443 between the Bell pub and the Bellmore centre. Both tyres were puncture leaving my car immobilised. I had not seen the traffic island as the bollards were not lit, they were covered in mud and there was no keep left sigh on the pole in the middle of the island. My visibility was impaired by the headlights of the oncoming traffic. It was about 1.5 hours before I was recovered and during this time my car was a significant hazard to other traffic. I note that a similar incident was reported on the 27th of January. I appreciate you have to prioritise your maintenance work but I think this is a serious hazard and if a similar accident were to involve a motorcycle this could result in serious injury or even a fatality. Please note the attached photo is taken from Google street view for illustration purposes. The bollards have significantly more mud on them at present. Please also note the pole with missing keep left sign as detailed above.

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    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 13:35, Tue 11 February 2020

  • Thank you for your report. We are already aware of this defect which has been added to our works programme.

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    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    State changed to: Duplicate

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 08:29, Wed 12 February 2020

  • We are pleased to tell you that the repair of this defect is now complete.

    The reports you make to us are invaluable, they help us achieve our pledge to always put safety first by prioritising the most critical repairs, being available to react 24/7 and regularly inspecting the highway

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    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 08:29, Wed 12 February 2020

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