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The highway post and rail fence is in very poor condition

Reported via desktop in the Structures (eg bridges, fencing, noise barriers) category anonymously at 16:35, Wednesday 21 July 2021

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

Fence no longer livestock proof. Cattle and sheep have got through the fence and nearly onto the motorway. Fence requires urgent attention.

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  • Thank you for contacting Highways England.

    We are aware of the fencing you have mentioned.

    Our inspector has reviewed this issue recently and doesn’t feel it is a safety concern at this time. It's the responsbility of the livestock owner to ensure nothing gets on to the road as per Section 155 of the Highways Act 1980.

    We will continue to review this and will arrange any required work if the situation changes.

    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 21996808 to discuss this matter further.

    Kind regards Highways England

    Posted by Highways England at 16:19, Friday 30 July 2021

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