Diversion starts, thanks to Trek Highway Services Ltd

18 Jul

The sign says ‘diversion ends’, however for pedestrians the diversion onto the road in Ipswich to get round the signage and the vehicle is just starting. Putting signs across the pavement like this is thoughtless and unnecessary, and there are plenty of other ones in the area as you can see below. We can thank Trek Highway services Ltd this time.

Diversion ‘starts’ for pedestrians who now have to go into the road

I clearer some of the stuff away to allow pedestrians to get past. It then looked like this:

That’s better! Pedestrians can get through now

Here are a whole bunch of thoughtlessly placed signs in the area:

Possibly the sign should read ‘Pavement blocked’

Make it big so motorists can read it. Just tough for pedestrians really

Let’s put this sign right across the pavement!

Here is a better position for the sign

‘Trek highway services Ltd 01842 821991’

6 Responses to “Diversion starts, thanks to Trek Highway Services Ltd”

  1. DrS July 22, 2011 at 8:25 am #

    These signs work best in the road anyway, forming a chicane around closed roads is what they do here.

  2. Graham Martin-Royle July 22, 2011 at 7:11 pm #

    Have a look at the right hand side of the road in the second and third to last photos. Fine, the cars aren’t blocking passing traffic but, just how are pedestrians supposed to get past? If the drivers of those vehicles consider the road too narrow to allow them to park in the road itself then shouldn’t they find another road to park in?

  3. Graham Martin-Royle July 27, 2011 at 9:50 am #

    I have come across this from the USA. At least we don’t get prosecuted when our child dies due to poor road planing. Check out the linked video’s of the crossing.


  4. Tommy September 3, 2011 at 7:30 pm #

    So you’re the person to blame when trying to follow a diversion to find that the signs go missing half way through. How helpful! The signs are put out for a reason. If signs and cones are badly postioned, fallen over, etc try making things better instead of just packing them away. It’s difficult with narrow footpaths and narrow roads etc and if put in the edge of the road then people just move them to park their car. Just removing them altoghter is irresponsible.

    1&2) The van is mainly to blame unless pavement parking is authorised. Moving signs altogether is not helpful. Let’s hope nobody trips over the sign legs at night because you have moved the cones.

    3) If the sign was put in the road then it would most likely be moved by people parking. To be helpful you could have straightened the wonkey sign.

    4) The footpath and roads are both fairly narrow. What else can be done?

    5&6) Here there is room to walk around to the left. Unfortunately the new postion is less likely to be seen in peripheral vision and is on private property where there is no authority to put it and it will probably be moved again.

    7) Ring the company or council to tell them that the signs need tidying up.

    • Peter Miller September 3, 2011 at 7:38 pm #

      Having discovered that it is a legal requirement for contractors to leave a minimum of 1meter (preferably 1.5m) of space for pedestrians on footways I now phone the company and ask them to move them rather than moving them myself. There are many reasons why diversion signs disappear half way along a route and I am sure that only a very few of them are moved by pedestrians in order to get down the pavement.

  5. mark February 6, 2013 at 8:23 pm #

    “I’ve worked for Trek and know how un-professional that organization is.
    To be honest they are downright dangerous and have a careless attitude to safety.
    How they are still in business is beyond me,especially as their are professional companies like Mervyn Lambert who offer the same service but deliver it with total commitment to health and safety for the public and their own staff.
    Trek highway services are what’s known in the trade as …a bunch of cowboys!!”

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