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Drove Road SG18 8HD

Reported via desktop in the Signs category anonymously at 12:24, Friday 10 September 2021

Sent to Central Bedfordshire Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 361362.

There are no 30 MPH speed limit signs, therefore, on a daily basis HGVs and cars speed to an average of 60 MPH, due to a lack of enforcement signs for speed limits. The junction with Eagle Farm Rd and Drove Road is unsuitable for HGVs particularly if 2 are passing each other - highly dangerous due to narrowing at confluence London rd, Drove Rd and eagle Farm road. Requires signage of 30 MPH speed limit- thank you

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  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Central Bedfordshire Council at 12:24, Friday 10 September 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 16:01, Friday 10 September 2021

  • Highways Officers will investigate this report and provide a response once the issue raised is fully understood. Thank you for your feedback

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 10:47, Friday 24 September 2021

  • Thank you for contacting us in relation to Drove Road in Biggleswade.

    In relation to your concerns about the London Road/Eagle Farm Rd/Drove Road junction, our existing built environment has developed over many years and the cost of bringing the whole road network up to the high quality standard we would like is unfortunately beyond the level of current public investment. This means that we have to prioritise our funding to tackle measures where they are most needed, with a strong focus on safety. Over the past few years there have been no reported accidents at this junction and a recent automatic traffic count, conducted just beyond the northern end of Drove Road, demonstrated that less than 1% of vehicles travelling along this route in both directions were Heavy Goods Vehicles. With this in mind, we do not consider that junction improvements are required at this time.

    Regarding the request for additional 30 MPH speed limit repeater signs along Drove Road, we are not able to install repeaters in 30mph speed limit areas with street lighting as this does not comply with Traffic Sign Regulations. However, Highways Officers will informally monitor the speeds of motorists, specifically between The Baulk and the London Road junction, to determine whether further speed assessment is necessary along this stretch of road. Thank you once again for your feedback

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 12:10, Wednesday 6 October 2021

  • Furyher to our previous update, we have conducted an informal speed assessment on Drove Road, when 100 vehicles were observed discreetly. Only 2 vehicles appeared to be travelling slightly above the 30mph limit. It is unfortunate that a small minority of drivers persist in driving at excessive speeds, however we have to focus our efforts and limited funding to tackle areas where speeding issues are most apparent. With this in mind, we do not consider that further interventions are required at this time on Drove Road, however Officers will periodically monitor speeds in the area over the coming months, during the course of our normal duties. Thank you once again for your feedback.

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 08:48, Friday 15 October 2021

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