Reported via desktop in the Road markings category anonymously at 14:27, Wednesday 24 March 2021
Sent to Highways England less than a minute later
A longstanding issue which could be solved with and edgeline and/or studs. The slip road here is supported by a retaining wall on top of which is a three-rail metal parapet. The kerbline is not parallel to the wall/parapet and visibility of the kerb is not good. In bright sunshine or at night with the street lighting on the parapet casts a shadow which gives the impression of being the edge of the carriageway. However the kerb does not follow the same line and motorists can be confused leading to hitting the kerb. A review of the lining here could solve the issue for not very much money, though I suspect you would have to spend a lot more to justify it (or prove it isn't vale for money) though VM. Was raised as a watchman issue about ten years ago but lost in the subsequent changes of contract and responsibility. Still worthwhile to do.
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We shall look into this issue and aim to provide a response by 09/04/21.
Can we please ask that you check back on this date for an update.
Posted by Highways England at 12:40, Friday 26 March 2021
Thank you for contacting Highways England.
Our inspection team have been to the site and located your concerns but don’t feel that they are a safety issue at this time.
We will continue to monitor the situation. If it worsens further and becomes a safety concern, we will ensure it is made safe as quickly as possible.
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 21883637 to discuss this matter further.
Kind regards Highways England
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Posted by Highways England at 10:18, Thursday 8 April 2021
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