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Not clear enough signage Beal junction...AGAIN!!!

Reported via mobile in the Road markings category anonymously at 13:35, Thursday 24 June 2021

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

I'm aware that several people have now already reported the dangerous backlog problem at Beal and been in communication with Vicky but I'd like to say more. The two crossings aren't the issue here. It's the lack of VERY clear signage. When cars come to Beal junction from the Island they aren't observing the KEEP CLEAR road markings. There should always be a cars length gap behind the first car to allow southbound traffic to turn into the garage. But folk are ignoring the road sign! It's as simple as that! I've witnessed it hundreds of time and had to physically get out my car to ask the 2nd car to back up to allow traffic to go towards the garage but by then it's too late because of the backlog. Then cars start doing really daft manoeuvres to try and get out eg driving on pavements, overtaking on the junction etc etc. It's SO dangerous as there are now dozens of pedestrians walking around there in holiday mode not watching traffic. I would strongly suggest that a YELLOW BOX be painted instead of the fading white road sign to reduce gridlock. (Oh, and a camera! You'd make enough revenue to pay for the installation within the first few weeks!) *Please do not give me the stock reply that has been already received by others reporting this.* Regards, Anna Raine

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  • 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, works are currently being designed to determine the most suitable option.

    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

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Highways England at 14:07, Tuesday 20 July 2021

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