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General Discussion Boards => Transport => Topic started by: Local Walker on November 19, 2015, 07:24:34 pm

Title: Swanland Road/Dixons Hill Road Roadworks accidents
Post by: Local Walker on November 19, 2015, 07:24:34 pm
Just wanted to let people know there have been several accidents at the roadworks at the Swanland Road/ Dixons Hill Road junction where they are doing road resurfacing. The sharp lip from the temporary surface to the normal one can be blamed. Does anyone know who the contractors are?
Title: Re: Swanland Road/Dixons Hill Road Roadworks accidents
Post by: GGDT on December 04, 2015, 10:57:36 am
Noticed this morning that the new road surface they've put down at this junction is starting to disintegrate already.

It's only been there two weeks.

Excellent work by Herts highways!
Title: Re: Swanland Road/Dixons Hill Road Roadworks accidents
Post by: Editor on December 04, 2015, 02:35:00 pm
Just driven along and saw the damage. Surface crumbling on the slip road and at the junction. Not good. Have tweeted.

Title: Re: Swanland Road/Dixons Hill Road Roadworks accidents
Post by: larrylamb on December 04, 2015, 06:58:21 pm
Absolutley lethal if on a motorcycle. :(
Title: Re: Swanland Road/Dixons Hill Road Roadworks accidents
Post by: Editor on December 05, 2015, 02:25:36 pm
No response to the tweet yet. I do hope @Herts_Highways (https://twitter.com/Herts_Highways) look into it soon. It won't improve as the weather worsens.

Title: Re: Swanland Road/Dixons Hill Road Roadworks accidents
Post by: Local Walker on December 05, 2015, 02:33:25 pm
Last time, I contacted it was either Herts CC directly or the Highways Agency, I can't quite remember which and they sent their team an e-mail.
Title: Re: Swanland Road/Dixons Hill Road Roadworks accidents
Post by: Editor on December 05, 2015, 02:46:24 pm
Last time, I contacted it was either Herts CC directly or the Highways Agency, I can't quite remember which and they sent their team an e-mail.

The reason I tweeted is that they are both active on Twitter and have a really good comms strategy, so I am hoping they find the link to the thread and look into it.
Title: Re: Swanland Road/Dixons Hill Road Roadworks accidents
Post by: Paul Zukowskyj on December 08, 2015, 01:31:06 pm
I reported the breaking up surface to officers at HCC last week. I've ensured they're aware of the safety issues and they assure me the remediation works are due to happen soon (I have, however, no idea how long 'soon' might be...) and further assure me the works will not incur an additional charge to HCC.

The contractor for the original work was Ringway, and after some investigation, anyone with damage to their vehicle can claim by sending a claim to claimsdepartment@ringway.co.uk (claimsdepartment@ringway.co.uk). Hopefully they'll sort it out soon, but I will be keeping an eye on it and will chase if it doesn't get done soon. Paul


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Title: Re: Swanland Road/Dixons Hill Road Roadworks accidents
Post by: Editor on December 09, 2015, 10:26:58 am
The road surface where they did the recent repairs seems to be deteriorating by the day. Have tweeted @hertscc (https://twitter.com/hertscc) and @Herts_Highways (https://twitter.com/Herts_Highways) to see if they have a date for the repairs. Frost and ice are not going to make it any better.

Title: Re: Swanland Road/Dixons Hill Road Roadworks accidents
Post by: epiphany on December 15, 2015, 06:01:36 pm
Two more accidents at this junction, one yesterday and one today.


It appears painting the road red does not prevent accidents. Why is the speed limit not reduced here? At the moment people can approach the junction along Dixons Hill Road at the national speed limit. This is too fast. Reduce the speed, reduce the accidents!!
Title: Re: Swanland Road/Dixons Hill Road Roadworks accidents
Post by: GGDT on December 16, 2015, 11:21:06 am
Two more accidents at this junction, one yesterday and one today.


It appears painting the road red does not prevent accidents. Why is the speed limit not reduced here? At the moment people can approach the junction along Dixons Hill Road at the national speed limit. This is too fast. Reduce the speed, reduce the accidents!!

Disagree, there is nothing more dangerous about this junction just because the national speed limit applies.

There's a good field of vision in both directions for anyone coming out of Swanland Road, accidents here are the fault of bad drivers pulling out on passing traffic, nothing more than that.
Title: Re: Swanland Road/Dixons Hill Road Roadworks accidents
Post by: sasquartch on January 28, 2016, 12:39:15 pm
The replacement surface looks pretty good.

Let's hope it lasts longer than the original repair :-)