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Urgent attention A47 section Beeston Rd junction to Swaffham McDonalds roundabout

Reported via mobile in the Road markings category anonymously at 22:16, Monday 10 May 2021

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later

Hello, I have been getting increasingly worried about the condition of this section of the A47 for a few years, where i live and commute. In any adverse or night driving conditions the road markings are very poorly visible. There is also in big parts of this section either no cat eyes or very few. I have found myself using oncoming headlights to know where the road is, very concerning. Im 40, 23 yrs of driving and as far as im aware perfect eyesight. What must it be like for other drivers? When turning right from Dereham onto Beeston Rd in poor conditions. I will only have a yellow bollard, unlit. Which to guide me to where the junction is. This junction is often used as a road closed point for road maintanence and traffic is diverted onto dereham rd. The 8 mile straight of the A47 to Dereham is in top condition, i cant fault it. But it does offer a great contrast to the section im bringing to your urgent attention. Best regards, Andy. Im happy to not be anonymous and if further contact is helpful my email is

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  • Thank you for contacting Highways England regarding the A47.

    We are aware of this issue and have a scheme in place to rectify this.

    This scheme is being delivered in two phases. Phase 1 was 27 April to 7 May and Phase 2 is planned 25 June to 16 July.

    Regarding the unlit bollard. We have been informed me that we shall be replacing all electric bollards with retroreflective ones, so no bollards will be lit going forward.

    I hope this helps with your report however 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 21924934 to discuss this matter further.

    Kind regards Highways England

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted anonymously at 09:04, Tuesday 18 May 2021

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