Road Signs

Signs are essential on the highways to keep roads safe and to provide directions. We look after all the signs on the MK highways. Highways England cover the A5 and M1 signs.

Report a problem with a sign

There are many signs on the highways. Most of these are either for the safety for all road users or to provide directions. The main signs are the large green directional signs which are on the grid roads and direct drivers to the main routes and other neighbouring towns such as the M1, white estate signs and street name plates.

We maintain signs on the public highways which includes cleaning, repairs and replacement. We regularly inspect signs to make sure they are readable, unobscured and are not missing or damaged. Some signs are illuminated so we will also check if the power supply is working.

Our budget for signage is very limited. We will prioritise any missing signs first before damaged or faded ones.

A large number of our signs, barriers and bollards are damaged by drivers or from a road traffic collision. If we can, we will claim the costs of the repairs back from the driver's insurance company. These are called Green Claims. The process can take a while and we may needs to leave the damaged item/s on the network if they are not causing a safety issue.

Any sign on the highway that does not have our permission to be there will be removed and we may prosecute those responsible. Illegal signs are not only a hazard and make the network look clutterered, they also distract drivers and the fixings damage our infrastructure costing us to repair.

Report any illegal signage to us by emailing the location to highways.liaison@milton-keynes.gov.uk or call 01908 252353. You can also report any old, defunct signs or bollards to us too.

 

Street Name Plates

Street name plates help to direct people around the local estates in MK. These signs show the name of the street and are black text on a white background fixed into the ground.

We are responsible for all street nameplates within the borough on adopted highways and will repair or replace any that have been damaged, vandalised or have become faded over time. You can report a damaged or missing sign on the link above. 

In new developments the developer is responsible for the installing name plates based on our specifications. You can read more about this on our Adoptions page.

Please note: our budget has been greatly reduced over recent years so street name plates will only be repaired or replaced if funding is available.

Here are the street name plates that we will be repairing or replacing in the 2020-21 financial year. Any applications not on this list will be considered in the next budget (2021-22).

Street Location
Abells Close Woughton Park
Amberley Walk Kingsmead
Amelias Lane Campbell Park
Arncliffe Drive Heelands
Avon Grove Bletchley
Beckinsale Grove Crownhill
Blanchland Circle Monkston
Bradvue Crescent Bradville
Breamore Court Great Holm
Butlers Grove Great Linford
Calves Close Shenley Brook End
Chapman Avenue Downs Barn
Clifton Court Olney
Clydesdale Place Downs Barn
Colossus Way Bletchley
Downs Barn Boulevard Downs Barn
Eridge Geen Kents Hill
Hepburn Crescent Oxley Park
Hillard Drive Bradwell
Humber Way Bletchley
Lucy Lane Loughton
Mill End Wolverton
Nicholson Drive Grange Farm
North Gate Bletchley
Portrush Close Bletchley
Rays Close Bletchley
Reynolds Place Grange Farm
Southfield Close Willen
Stonegate Bancroft
The Elms Bletchley
The Limes Stony Stratford
Upper 5th Street CMK
Wadhurst Lane Monkston
Walshs Manor Stantonbury
Westbury Lane Newport Pagnell
Whittington Chase Kingsmead

Last Updated: 16 March 2021