Back to all reports

The concrete wall preventing falls to the ground bellow is too low in some places

Reported via desktop in the Structures (eg bridges, fencing, noise barriers) category anonymously at 13:49, Wednesday 17 March 2021

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

The concrete retaining wall on the motorway verge rises above the road level in Maidstone Road to prevent falls to the ground below. The wall is approx 1.4mts high at its highest (about my chest level which seems fine), but only 0.85mtrs at its lowest points (Lower than my hip level) this appears to have been caused by vegetation growing up from the landscaped area and also garden rubbish being dumped against the wall. This low section has a huge drop to the motorway ground below.

RSS feed of updates to this problem Receive email when updates are left on this problem.


  • Thank you for your patience whilst our inspector reviewed your report.

    During the review our inspector doesn’t feel that this is causing any safety concerns at this time and that the height of the wall is as per it's design. No remedial work is required.

    We will continue to review this and will arrange any required work if the situation changes.

    If you require any further update on this issue our Customer Contact Centre is available 24 hours a day at: • 0300 123 5000


    Please quote 21877574 to discuss this matter further.

    Kind regards Highways England

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Highways England at 12:02, Tuesday 30 March 2021

This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.