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Overgrown vegetation

Reported via desktop in the Vegetation (grass/hedges/trees) category anonymously at 10:07, Wednesday 18 August 2021

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later

The vegetation is overgrown and obscuring sight lines on the roundabouts over the A696 at the Callerton and Kenton Bank Foot interchanges. It is difficult to see if traffic is coming around.

The roundabout outside the entrance to Newcastle Airport is especially bad. It has cycle lanes but they are dangerous to use because of the speed of oncoming traffic and the vegetation on the roundabout means you can't see if anything is approaching until the last minute. It does not allow enough warning if it is safe to pull out or not.

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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.

    Although we always aim to complete the repairs as planned, the date may change due to unforeseen circumstances.

    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 National Highways at 10:10, Friday 20 August 2021

  • Thank you for contacting Highways England regarding (Insert issue raised).

    The responsibility for this issue, on this road, is that of Northumbria Council.

    Could we please ask that you contact them to resolve.

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    Thank you,

    Highways England

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by National Highways at 15:38, Wednesday 25 August 2021

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