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Up to 50 HGVs per hour attempting to pass through a narrow lane in Wimpstone village despite an "Unsuitable for HGVs" sign being in place.

Reported via mobile in the Road works problem category anonymously at 14:07, Friday 23 October 2020

Sent to Warwickshire County Council less than a minute later

Due to road closure at Clifford Chambers (16/10/20 for 5weeks) excessive HGV traffic is now using Wimpstone Lane. Verges are being destroyed, narrow bridge is at risk of being damaged and chance of vehicle collision now raised to dangerous levels.

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    Posted by County Highways at 15:23, Friday 23 October 2020

  • I have just driven out the village and was incensed to see that the " Unsuitable for HGVS" sign had been pushed over, face down in the grass and a pseudo-official looking sign directing traffic to Mickleton and Quinton has been erected! I can only assume that both acts have been done by someone with vested interests in assisting traffic to get to those locations. Who would that be? I would definitely say that it is housebuilding firms whose large HGVS full of building materials have been struggling to find a way to their building sites at those locations! Their interests are in direct opposition to our own. I am fuming!!! I put the HGV sign back up. The other one needs knocking down if it is indeed unofficial.

    Posted anonymously at 11:26, Thursday 29 October 2020

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