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A1 in an absolute state.

Reported via Android in the Litter category anonymously at 22:15, Thursday 25 February 2021

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

Just driven from Peterborough to Doncaster for work. Like most roads, the whole stretch of the A1 (over 70 miles) is absolutely covered in litter. It is seriously beyond belief, so very sad to see the absolute state the country has become. All the laybys as well are absolutely disgusting. Overflowing bins, litter, human waste, flytipping everywhere. The majority of lorry drivers really are vile, using the laybys as their own personal rubbish bin and toilet. The country has been neglected and it is so depressing, and so damaging to the environment. What makes it even worse is a large section of the A1 near Grantham has been closed recently due to road works, and yet no litter picking was arranged. Frequently the main excuse as to why litter picking along major roads doesn't occur is due to lanes needing to be closed. Yet when they're closed for road works, nothing is done?! Highways England, you NEED to get in CONTACT with all the county councils responsible for clearing this stretch of A1 and arrange road closures and demand that they carry out major litter picking. Seriously send one of your environmental team out around the country and I hope they'll be equally horrified. The difference being they can do something about it, I can not. Please action this and don't ignore it any longer.

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