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Numerous A frames left on verges between Morpeth and Alnwick

Reported via desktop in the Litter category anonymously at 20:44, Monday 12 July 2021

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

There are at least 20 abandoned metal A-frames with no signs on them on the verges of the A1 between the north end of the Morpeth bypass and the turn off for Alnwick. They have been there for months/years without being used. I also counted at least 13 abandoned cones on the same stretch of road. Why are these not collected up after they have been used? Apart from being unsightly they are dangerous if someone happened to hit one and at the very least it is a complete waste of money having them lying about.I look forward to your comments.

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

    We are aware of the A-frames out on the network in the locations stated and are in the process of establishing which ones are in use and which ones need removing as part of a network clear up order issued to our maintenance and repair contractor. This is part of general housekeeping we carry out for redundant frames and debris. Not all of the cones/frames will be removed as some are likely to be related to works being carried out overnight and some cones are marking defected assets.

    Unfortunately we do not have a date yet as to when this clear up will happen but we are aware and it will be sorted.

    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 21986607 to discuss this matter further.

    Kind regards Highways England

    Posted by Highways England at 10:49, Wednesday 21 July 2021

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