Accidents on A177 / A1027 roundabout due to poorly placed road sign?

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Dear Stockton on Tees Council,

I would like to know if you have the details of any accidents caused at the roundabout on the A177 with the junction of the A1027, coming from the direction of The Mile House, towards Stockton.

The sign on the roundabout virtually blocks the drivers line of sight until they get past it. Please see the link for the actual road sign I am talking about.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@54.577920...

Is there any option to either relocate the sign, or move it higher so that it provides more visibility for people pulling out onto this busy roundabout?

Yours faithfully,

Peter Smith

Stockton on Tees Council

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Dear Peter Smith

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Ref: 2324/1819

 

Thank you for your correspondence received on 16 April 2018.  In response
to your request I can now provide the following information. 

Q1) Any accidents caused at the roundabout on the A177 with the junction
of the A1027, coming from the direction of The Mile House, towards
Stockton. 

A1) In the latest 5 years April 2013 to March 2018 there has been 2
slight collisions at the roundabout on the A177 with the junction of the
A1027, coming from the direction of The Mile House.

 

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Rebecca Horsman

Information Governance Team

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LD

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Dear Stockton on Tees Council,

Thank you for the reply and the answer to the first question.

You haven't replied to the other question though, "Is there any option to either relocate the sign, or move it higher so that it provides more visibility for people pulling out onto this busy roundabout?"

Could you please look into this for me?

Yours faithfully,

Peter Smith

Stockton on Tees Council

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Dear Peter Smith

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Ref: 2324/1819

 

Thank you for your correspondence received on 13 May 2018.  In response to
your request I can now provide the following information. 

 

Q1) Is there any option to either relocate the sign at the roundabout on
the A177 with the junction of the A1027, coming from the direction of The
Mile House, towards Stockton, or move it higher so that it provides more
visibility for people pulling out onto this busy roundabout?

A1) The sign on the splitter island of the A177 roundabout junction with
the A1027 is being looked at as part of an ongoing project to removed sign
clutter and older blue bordered signs.  This location is included in the
next round and will be replaced accordingly.  It is planned that a smaller
sign will replace the current one with the work to commence in the near
future.

 

If you have any queries or concerns please contact me in the first
instance.

 

However, if you are unhappy with the way your request for information has
been handled, you can submit a complaint to
[1][email address]

 

If, after your complaint has been determined, you remain dissatisfied with
the handling of your request or complaint, you have a right to appeal to
the Information Commissioner at:

 

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.  Telephone: 0303 123 1113  Website:
www.ico.org.uk

The ICO does not make a charge for an appeal.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Rebecca Horsman

Information Governance Team

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LD

(01642) 527455

[2][email address]

[3]www.stockton.gov.uk

 

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Dear Stockton on Tees Council,

Once again, thank you very much for the reply. :)

Yours faithfully,

Peter Smith