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A31 Roundabout shrubs obstructing forward vision

Reported via desktop in the Vegetation (grass/hedges/trees) category anonymously at 13:58, Monday 10 May 2021

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

Reporting a problem with shrubs on the Ameysford Roundabout adjacent to Forest Links Road. On the north side of the roundabout there are a number of shrubs growing very close to the edge of the roundabout. Over the past few years and during the summer months they grow and obstruct the exit view of the road. My reason for pointing this out is that it's not a problem if you are driving in car or lorry. However if you are riding a motorbike in lane two and slightly banked over for the curve, the shrubs when in leaf are at visor height and can completely obstruct forward vision. In the past they have been cut back, but to be safe they need to be removed. The screen shot shows a view from a motorbike, when I came past there the other day one of the larger shrubs was just coming out in leaf.

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  • Thank you for contacting Highways England. concerning shrubs obstructing forward vision on the A31. We shall look into this issue and aim to provide a response by 21 May.

    Can we please ask that you check back on this date for an update.

    Kind regards

    Highways England

    Posted by Highways England at 10:07, Tuesday 11 May 2021

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

    Our inspector visited the location and agrees that remedial work is needed to ensure the safety of road users.

    As such, a repair is planned however I'm unable to provide a better timescale on this. Please be assured the area will be continually monitored in the meantime.

    We will provide a further update to confirm when the work has been completed or, in exceptional circumstances, a revised date.

    Kind regards Highways England

    Posted by Highways England at 10:29, Wednesday 19 May 2021

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