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Distance stated on 'services' sign misleading

Reported via desktop in the Sign issue category anonymously at 17:01, Friday 1 January 2021

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

On the A1 Northbound carriageway there is a sign stating 'Blyth Services 2/3m' indicating that the turn off for the services is 2/3 mile ahead. However the sign is located only about 250yds from the slip road (between the 300yd and 200 yd countdown markers). As a result drivers seeking the services may be unprepared to enter this slip road believing there is a further access downstream to the services ahead.

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  • Thank you for contacting Highways England about A1 signage.

    We are aware of this and repair works are planned. to have the sign covered.

    Kind regards Highways England

    Posted by Highways England at 10:23, Tuesday 12 January 2021

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