Central reservation grass height at junction. No visibility.
Reported via desktop in the Vegetation (grass/hedges/trees) category anonymously at 09:50, Monday 14 June 2021
Sent to Highways England less than a minute later
Had to cross this junction today from a5 onto old Wattling street. Was stuck in the middle of the a5 for ages with zero visibility of oncoming 70mph traffic due to the height of the grass on the central reservation. From sight of a car in the fast lane to the junction was about 2 seconds worth of visible traffic. Have never experienced such a dangerous turning. Someone is going to be killed if this grass is not urgently cut back down to a height that actually makes the oncoming Traffic visible and a schedule put in place to correctly maintain it to prevent the situation occurring again.
I cannot stress enough what a hazard and danger this is and the urgency needed.
Thank you for your report about grass obscuring the view of approaching traffic
We have raised this with our inspectors to be investigated at the first possible opportunity.
Based on your description we believe this may be a safety critical issue. We aim to provide an update within 48 hours to confirm that the issue has been reviewed and whether remedial work was required to make the area safe along with details of any further repair work which is required. Please check back at this time for this update.
Although we always try to respond to these reports in the quickest time possible, we would ask that anything of a safety critical nature be raised with our Customer Contact Centre directly. They are available 24 hours a day, on 0300 123 5000. This will ensure we process any such report as soon as it is received.
Posted by Highways England at 08:53, Thursday 24 June 2021
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