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Nearside lane has very bad 'tram lines'

Reported via mobile in the Road surface category anonymously at 20:59, Saturday 27 March 2021

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later

I would say in the last month and a half parts of the nearside lane (sometimes middle) on the M6 northbound, there are 3 very dangerous sections of the motorway that I use every night where the 'tram lines' have gotten so deep it is throwing my trailer from one side of the lane to the other. I'm surprised I haven't been pulled over for suspected drink driving. I have spoken with 2 other drivers have have extended trailers where they have a rear steering axel and they are suffering the same problem. The worst bits are between junction 19 and 20 just after the 50mph limit for roadworks, at the top of the hill and all down the next hill after 25 (I think) or 26? Also just after Charnock Richard services. That has got to be the worst one, I know all the staff will probably be so busy but can you please try do some resurfacing works before there is a serious accident.

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  • Thank you for your patience whilst our inspector reviewed your report. During the review our inspector drove along the route behind a HGV which showed no signs of throwing the trailer as stated. We are currently undertaking repairs on the carriageway at this location and necessary repairs may already been carried out or maybe the high winds in the open areas could be the cause. During the review our inspector doesn’t feel that this is causing any safety concerns at this time. We will continue to review this and will arrange any further 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 • Kind regards Highways England

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by National Highways at 15:57, Wednesday 7 April 2021

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