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Obscured intervisibility for merging vehicles onto A34

Reported via desktop in the Vegetation (grass/hedges/trees) category anonymously at 10:22, Thursday 29 July 2021

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

The grass verge between the merge lane and mainline carriageway exceeds the requirements for which visibility must be demonstrated in accordance with DMRB. During merging yesterday, a HGV in the nearside lane was obscured by vegetation resulting in a near miss. There is little opportunity for vehicles on the mainline to see drivers emerging from the slip and equally from the slip looking towards the mainline. This is a critical issue that needs addressing as soon as possible.

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  • Thank you for contacting Highways England concerning vegetation. We shall look into this issue and aim to provide a response by 11 August 2021.

    Can we please ask that you check back on this date for an update.

    Kind regards

    Highways England

    Posted by Highways England at 09:57, Friday 30 July 2021

  • Thank you for your patience whilst we completed the repairs in relation to your report.

    We can confirm that the repair is now completed, and we hope that this improves your journey.

    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 22005395 to discuss this matter further.

    Kind regards Highways England

    Posted by Highways England at 10:25, Thursday 5 August 2021

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