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Dangerous

Reported via Android in the Road markings category anonymously at 16:27, Tuesday 19 January 2021

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

I agree with other report for this area. The road marking are so incorrect it's impossible to say in your line. Will cause a crash one day but still won't be put right.

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  • Still a problem

    Posted anonymously at 17:14, Tuesday 16 February 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • I believe that the road markings, where the A154 joins the Felixstowe Dock spur roundabout are dangerously disorientating. There are three lanes on approach. One for traffic turning left. One for leaving by the 2nd exit and one for leaving by the second or third exit. After pulling away from the traffic lights, a white 'hazard' line (long line with short spaces) cuts across the other lane markings. Viewed from above this is obviously a lane separation line for traffic travelling East along the A14 heading for the dock. However, from ground level this has the effect of forcing some drivers to swerve away from the outer lane in the roundabout into the path of faster moving vehicles who have accelerated away from the traffic lights in a hurry to access the outside lane of the A14 beyond the roundabout. For less experienced drivers and newcomers to the area it is, in my opinion, dangerously disorientating. They become confused by this use of a solid line across the lane they are using and either brake, stall or join the other confused drivers who are trying to move into the inner lane on the roundabout. I have given the matter some thought and believe that the simplest solution may be to remove the part of the long line of paint, from where it actually crosses the lanes in the roundabout from east to west. This would, in my opinion, aid drivers travelling from Felixstowe to Ipswich with out disabling the traffic coming along the A14 heading for the dock. This would also improve the flow of traffic coming off the A154, where thousands of new houses are being built, bringing with it thousands of extra vehicles to this roundabout. It would lesson the chance of blocking the roundabout with minor traffic collisions caused by the disorientation which is occurring now and aid the flow of traffic to this very important and much needed dock complex in these difficult times for trade with other countries.

    Posted anonymously at 10:05, Wednesday 14 April 2021

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