Report feedback

This is a public feedback survey created by the A34 Action Group in order to capture the public response to the Highways England A34 Safety Review Project Summary Report released in October 2017, which details identified safety risks on the A34, and proposed solutions to mitigate this risk.
Please read the report prior to and during the completion of this survey as the survey results will be presented back to the Transport Minister at the end of the month as a planned summary of stakeholder reaction. The proposed solutions are not guaranteed so this is your opportunity as a member of the public to add your voice to the call for changes, so please complete the survey.
The report can be found here: http://a34actiongroup.weebly.com/highways-england-report.html

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* 1. The Safety review states that the A34 "performs within the national averages for
safety". The BBC who conducted their own research stated “the A34 is 30% safer than similar roads”.
In your view, is the A34:

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Map of Focus Areas

Map of Focus Areas

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* 2. How do you feel the Focus Areas should be prioritised?

  1) Low priority 2) Medium priority 3) High priority
Focus Area 101 - M4 J13 to Beedon Junction NB
Focus Area 102 – Beedon to Bury Lane Junction NB
Focus Area 103 – Bury Lane to Abingdon Junction NB 
Focus Area 104 – Lodge Hill to Botley Junction NB
Focus Area 105 – Kidlington Road Junction SB
Focus Area 106 – Kidlington Junction to M40 Junction 9 NB
For the following questions please answer as best you can based on the report, or put "Don't know" in the Other box if you feel unable to answer

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* 3. Focus Area 101 priorities

  1: Disagree with HE recommendation 2: Agree with recommendation but there are higher priority measures 3: Agree, HE should make this a priority above planned upgrades 4: Strongly agree, HE should act on this recommendation immediately
1a) Closure of the lay-by near Cross Lanes Farm
1b) Lay-by near Cross Lanes Farm converted into an Emergency Refuge Area
2) Upgrade the lay-by near Beedon Hill to improve the layout and increase the length.

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New proposed signage for Gore Hill

New proposed signage for Gore Hill

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Example Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) sign

Example Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) sign

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Proposed layout of extended East Ilsley northbound junction

Proposed layout of extended East Ilsley northbound junction

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Proposed crawler lane addition starting at East Ilsley northbound junction

Proposed crawler lane addition starting at East Ilsley northbound junction

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* 4. Focus Area 102 priorities

  1: Disagree with HE recommendation 2: Agree with recommendation but there are higher priority measures 3: Agree, HE should make this a priority above planned upgrades 4: Strongly agree, HE should act on this recommendation immediately
1a) Improve signage at Gore Hill: Reinstate previously removed signage and introduce supplementary sign ‘slow lorries for 1 mile'
1c) Improve signage at Gore Hill: Introduce unique sign, subject to approval by the DfT, could be used to better convey the lane 2 HGV ban.
1b) Improve signage at Gore Hill: Provide another sign in advance of the Gore Hill lane 2 ban indicating which vehicles can use the lane.
2) Vehicle Activated Sign with Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology
3) Improvements to the East Ilsley Junction: reconfigure the junction arrangement to standardise the merge layout so that it is the correct length.
4) Dedicated climber/ crawler lane: Introduce a climbing lane, due to the steep gradient between East Ilsley junction and Bury Lane junction, for approx 2km

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* 5. Focus Area 103 priorities

  1: Disagree with HE recommendation 2: Agree with recommendation but there are higher priority measures 3: Agree, HE should make this a priority above planned upgrades 4: Strongly agree, HE should act on this recommendation immediately
1c) Lay-by Improvements and closures: Consideration should be given to converting them (above 3 lay-bys) into Emergency Refuge Areas.
1a) Lay-by Improvements and closures: Convert the existing lay-by just before the A417 bridge to the correct layout with additional parking
1b) Lay-by Improvements and closures: Closure of three lay-bys (one prior to the Cow Lane bridge, one prior to the Milton Interchange and one after Drayton)
1d) Lay-by Improvements and closures: Conversion of former Drayton slip to a fully compliant lay-by (requires closure of subsequent lay-by)
1e) Lay-by Improvements and closures: TVP consultation - observation platform is required within the proposed lay-by

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* 6. Focus Area 104 priorities

  1: Disagree with HE recommendation 2: Agree with recommendation but there are higher priority measures 3: Agree, HE should make this a priority above planned upgrades 4: Strongly agree, HE should act on this recommendation immediately
3) Variable Message Sign (VMS) Installation:
4a) Bus stop relocation/closures and the improvement of junction layout: Investigate the closure of three bus stops in the area, two of which are located within or near to junctions.
4b) Bus stop relocation/closures and the improvement of junction layout: If closed, allow refinement of the junction layouts improving safety for road users
1) Introduce Progressive speed limit change: from 70mph to 60mph in advance of the 50mph limit near Oxford circa 5km upstream, in the vicinity of the A4183 Lodge Hill junction.
2) Install Digital Enforcement Camera System (DECS): Average Speed camera system installed in area that is restricted to 50mph in Oxford.

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* 7. Focus Area 105 priorities

  1: Disagree with HE recommendation 2: Agree with recommendation but there are higher priority measures 3: Agree, HE should make this a priority above planned upgrades 4: Strongly agree, HE should act on this recommendation immediately
1c) Improve intervisibility and signage : Install ‘GIVE WAY’ signs to increase warning to drivers and ‘SLOW’ painted on the road.
2) Closure of the Kidlington Road link (local traffic diverted to the B4027 junction.)
1b) Improve intervisibility and signage : Provide advanced warning signs and carriageway markings at the correct distance in advance of the Kidlington junction.
1a) Improve intervisibility and signage : Remove vegetation

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* 8. Focus Area 106 priorities

  1: Disagree with HE recommendation 2: Agree with recommendation but there are higher priority measures 3: Agree, HE should make this a priority above planned upgrades 4: Strongly agree, HE should act on this recommendation immediately
3) Lay-by improvements and closures
4) Improve junction On-slip layout at service area (pro-active measure)
2) Remove statutory speed limit and enforcement
1) Remove existing signage and replace with Queue Activated Signs

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* 9. General route improvements

  1: Disagree with HE recommendation 2: Agree with recommendation but there are higher priority measures 3: Agree, HE should make this a priority above planned upgrades 4: Strongly agree, HE should act on this recommendation immediately
3) Review HGV parking facilities
2) Enhanced road markings and intelligent road studs
1) Educational initiatives e.g. radio campaigns or statistical signage

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