Back to all reports

Unsafe junction, yellow lines needed.

Reported via desktop in the Road markings and lining category anonymously at 13:37, Friday 29 January 2021

Sent to Central Bedfordshire Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 350233.

I/We have had so many near misses at this junction in the time I've lived here (15 years) when turning right into Sundown Avenue from Half Moon Lane. On one occasion two speeding cars which appeared to be racing each other where exiting Sundown Avenue on our side of the road just as we were turning in - my husband's quick thinking meant we missed a serious head on collision but this required my husband to mount the pavement which could have resulted in pedestrian injuries! His car sustained suspension damage and wheel unalignment because of it too. These incidences are all caused because residents regularly park along the pictured stretch right up to the junction corner - photos were taken this afternoon, a very quiet Friday afternoon when most were working as I know that at least 2 of these residents are keyworkers. In my/our opinion, what is needed are double yellow lines both sides of this junction, extending around each corner to stop a serious collision because you cannot see up Sundown Avenue in order to make the turning safely when they are all parked there. I have consulted Councillor John Gurney about this over a Facebook messenger conversation in November and he was very supportive. If this is not the channel that I need to pursue with this request then please let me know but I emailed the council via their email address back in the summer but had no response. Many thanks in advance.

RSS feed of updates to this problem Receive email when updates are left on this problem.

Updates

  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Central Bedfordshire Council at 13:37, Friday 29 January 2021

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 17:27, Friday 26 February 2021

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 18:21, Friday 26 March 2021

  • Thank you for contacting us with information relating to a Highways issue. Your request has been passed to our Traffic Management Team for further investigation. They will inspect the area, look at existing records and investigate the feasibility of the request. They may need to carry out new surveys and consult local Councils or other bodies. They will consider existing budgets and other requests before deciding on the best course of action. All cases vary but this work can often take 4 or more weeks to complete. Please contact us 0300 300 8049 if you would like more information on the progress of this report.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 11:02, Wednesday 14 April 2021

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 19:24, Friday 23 April 2021

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 20:29, Friday 21 May 2021

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 20:55, Friday 18 June 2021

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 06:59, Saturday 17 July 2021

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 07:15, Saturday 14 August 2021

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 09:36, Saturday 11 September 2021

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 10:16, Saturday 9 October 2021

Only the original reporter may leave updates. If you made the original report please log in to leave an update.