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High vegetation obscuring the visibility of cars exiting the slip-road off the B1070 on to the A12 heading west (towards Colchester)

Reported via desktop in the Vegetation (grass/hedges/trees) category anonymously at 17:41, Friday 23 July 2021

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

This is an already very dangerous junction which has seen numerous accidents over the past 5 years. The visibility is already limited because of the road design - for drivers leaving the slip-road and heading west towards Colchester. The vegetation on the 'green' island is now of a height whereby drivers of cars find it much more difficult to see cars coming towards them - at speeds of at least 60 or 70mph. This makes exit on to the A12 more hazardous. I have a photograph to illustrate this issue. Please could the vegetation be cut back before there is another accident. Thank you. Richard Appleton (Dr)

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  • Thank you for contacting Highways England. We carry out regular inspections of our roads and cut back trees and vegetation where we find that it’s limiting visibility of road signs, traffic signals, at junctions or the view ahead. I’ve passed your observations to our maintenance team. They will inspect the area and if necessary, arrange for vegetation to be cut.

    Kind regards Highways England

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by Highways England at 07:11, Wednesday 4 August 2021

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