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Danger! A motorway fence has been down for well over 250 days and there is now open access to the motorway for animals and children.

Reported via desktop in the Structures (eg bridges, fencing, noise barriers) category anonymously at 12:01, Thu 3 December 2020

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

Moderated by Highways England at 16:12, Thursday 28 January 2021

Since teh first lockdown (i.e. over 250 days) there has been an M3 fence down in Crawley Hill (approx marked spot on map). It orginally had temporary red plastic webbing across it so someone knows about it. However his week when walking past we notice the webbing has now fallen down leaving direct access down to the M3 (smart motorway section so no hard shoulder) which a child or animal could easily walk down and cause a serious and possibly fatal accident. It is totally unnaceptable that it has been left like this especially as someone temprarily sealed the gap. Why it has been left so long to repair and when will it be done?

Now I have bought it to your attention please do something anout it before it is too late. At the same time another nearby panel needs to be repaired (about 3 or 4 panels along).

As I only see an option to report anonymosly please confirm this will be dealt with to me. I took some photos and a video but can't see any option to attach them so please contact me and I will email them.

Regards, Andy.

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  • A couple of days ago when I walked past a half hearted attempt has been made to put a new roll of plastic webbing across, which is so loose it is sagging down in the middle. A competent "chippie" could build a featherboard fence from scratch in under a day, why not contract a local one and do the job properly?

    Posted anonymously at 10:36, Fri 11 December 2020

  • The half hearted webbing installation has now fallen down rendering the gap caused by the two fallen fence panels direct access down the steep slope to the inside lane of the motorway dangerously open. How does this get escalated to someome who will take it seriously??

    Posted anonymously at 19:56, Wed 16 December 2020

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