Wellington Road – width restriction

Anyone attempting to navigate Wellington Road / Smith Barry, please take extra caution. EMG are struggling to connect the new road to the old road as the levels are wrong. The gravel is there because of the width restriction….

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33 thoughts on “Wellington Road – width restriction

  1. This temporary fix is unacceptable and a Health and Safety Hazard. It’s OK if you own a 4 x 4, but not if you drive a car and especially not if its a Sports car as you will bottom on the kerb.

    They should never have redesigned the road layout.

    Who will pay to repair rims if you hit the curb?

  2. I have been onto Highways today, Bruce Simmonds and told them this mess needs sorting ASAP he was sending a Inspector out to see what is going on.

    Wellington Road may well be adopted by Highways eventually, will know at a later date.

  3. Standard practice people, perhaps you will appreciate what the residents on the light side have been enduring for years already! All the kerbs down the LHS of Beechcraft have been like this for more than 18 months already. Do not worry Linden wil reimburse you for damaged rims and slashed tyres, Tyres on the Drive are doing a roaring business in Upper Rissington and have been for years already!

  4. “Standard practice people” – What to force drivers to drive on the pavement – I don’t think so and that can’t happen on the dark side, as you haven’t got pavements 😉

    1. We have no pavements on the light side either David but there is a big pavement on that road that you are talking about! That’s why the traffic is using it!! LOL!!

      1. Mike, I was talking about your side – the dark side – not only have you got pavements that aren’t pavements but lights that don’t work – hence why you are the dark side 🙂

  5. This road was under construction, well before VF was occupied or even built. Even at its conception, we tried to stop the design and this is what we are left with. A design with major flaws.

    I have written to Supriya Ray, Nigel Gasston and Nigel Moor explaining that having to drive onto the pathway via a gravel embankment is unacceptable and in my case not practical with a low car. I also suggested they consider working on it 24/7 to fix it to a final design.

    If you hadn’t seen it you would think it’s a joke.

  6. Jerry it was before their time so that is a little unreasonable! As for the designs, they are a joke and that is why Alan Cook has lost his whole department! They have been laid off and Consultants employed now! It will not solve the problem because the consultants have no clue either but hey ho the fun continues!! By the time you are back in town it will have grown into a full scale circus!

    1. Jerry they started digging up Hart Close again this morning so we now have the new plastic barriers along Beechcraft, Proctor and Hart in addition to the barriers around the lamp posts all over VF, anyone would think a circus has come to town!!

    1. Not at all – the PC are reactionary and trying to claim credit as per normal for something they did not initiate. I had an e-mail from the Chairman a while ago, stating that he doesn’t care about Wellington Rd being finished until the development is complete.

      Individuals expressed their displeasure to Highways and the Addressees’ mentioned above have accomplished the reprieve.

  7. Common theme here Jerry, Retrospective Planning springs to mind! Once the development is complete there will be nothing to put right! Listen to our ward Councillor at the PC Meetings explain that Planning enforcement will be carried out when the development is complete? With more than 70% of properties on Victory Fields built in breach of Planning permissions nothing will be done if we do not make it happen now! They will not rebuild all the properties!

  8. Not sure its enforceable on an un-adopted road! Looks like a few people have not spotted the road isn’t there any more!

  9. They need to remove the Wellington Road street name sign and the speed restriction sign, in fact all the street ‘furniture’ on that removed part; I’ve seen a couple of drivers confused and one nearly went for it, nearly driving over the kerb!

    PS Has any new road name signs been put up for Wellington Road?

  10. No new road signs.

    I cannot believe at least two people have tried to drive over the mud into Wellington Road. Has anyone reported this? If not will do it,

  11. LinBo need to finish the job properly, as it still looks too much like a road. I’m not aware of anyone reporting it but who would you report it to?

    1. Guys, the responsibility for completing the roads around the site lays with Bovis so send a stinking email to Nigel Gasston the Ops director with a copy to Supriya Ray!

        1. Did you remember to ask about the drop kerb on the north side of Wellington Rd, or have you already asked about that?

          1. I forgot to mention the dropped curb. However Nigel Gasston, said he would be in UR tomorrow and organise the removal of the signs. He was at a loss to understand why anyone would be so stupid to drive down a mud road. I have to say I agree.

            1. Would like to thank the developers for complying and removing the 30 mph signs.

              It has been reported since the Junction at Blenheim has been reworked there has been two accidents on the corner.

              it is OK, if you take your time, I guess the layout is designed so that individuals slow down for the corner.

  12. I asked about dropped Kirb on Wellington.

    I was told they had not got authority from Bovis so no can do until then. They desperately need a site manager.

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