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Dangerous queue of traffic A3 southbound , Jct 12 (M25)

Reported via mobile in the Traffic lights category anonymously at 07:52, Saturday 22 May 2021

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later

I drive southbound along the A3 around 4.30pm each week day. I'm not sure if the highways agency have changed the traffic light sequences on the M25 turn off (Jct 12). But for some reason now over the last 2 months the traffic is now backed up for over a 2.5 miles on the southbound A3 at the M25 turn off. There was always a queue of vehicles waiting to join the M25 for junction 12, maybe 3/4 of a mile but it was never this bad. Now vehicles are trying to slip into the queue from lane 2 which is incredibly dangerous as it brings all three lines to a stop.

Please, please, please could highwaysengland actively look into highly dangerous problem before there is a serious incident or fatality

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  • This happens every day on my way home. I join the A3 at cobham and continue south to ripley, the M25 traffic is usually backed up to cobham meaning I have to go from a standing start from M25 queue and try and get into the middle lane where cars are travelling at 70+. Once you are into the middle lane you will inevitably have to come to a full stop as someone tries to get into the M25 lane of traffic at the last second to avoid the queue.

    Whole stretch of road from cobham to ripley seems incredibly dangerous, especially where the M25 traffic joins the A3.

    Posted anonymously at 14:42, Monday 13 September 2021

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