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33,35,37 & 39 Ivel Road

Reported via desktop in the Road Surface category anonymously at 10:37, Mon 5 July 2021

Sent to Central Bedfordshire Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 358763.

There are 3 Speed bump / raised access points along Ivel Road that are totally ineffective. Lorries and numerous cars are still regularly speeding as the "humps" are over large and flat and so don't represent an adequate deterrent to vehicles as they should. Residents have to suffer vibration to adjacent property when HGV's speed past (not slowly down). There is also a major noise nuisance problem with speeding cars scrapping their underside sumps on the entry and exit to each hump in turn. The Speed Bumps are totally ineffective to control traffic speed which is a pedestrian safety issue too as the humps are used as crossing points too. An alternative solution might be required such as traffic calming chicane might be more effective. The surface of the humps is also continuing to break up. The problem has got worse recently with the increase in construction traffic to either end of Ivel Road but has existed ever since the Council change the design of humps during the construction of the St Francis Estate (Bovis) developement.

Further evidence of vibration damage can be seen by the render cracking to no. 37 Ivel Road (adjacent properties don't have render).

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  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Central Bedfordshire Council at 10:37, Mon 5 July 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 09:39, Mon 12 July 2021

  • Please pass this query across to the Highways Agreement officers who are managing these specific developments. I have already emailed them the information. Thank you

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 08:40, Thu 5 August 2021

  • Contracts team confirmed the following - If a resident wishes to make a formal claim regarding the s278 highway improvement works they will need to do so under the Land Compensation Act 1973.

    Part 1 of the Act allows individuals with certain interests in property (typically homeowners) to claim compensation for diminution in value caused to their property, as a result of physical factors brought about by the use of new or (in certain situations) altered public works (i.e. aerodromes or public roads).

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 10:17, Fri 24 September 2021

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