Bridleway crossing blocked by barrier on A14 eastbound on approach to J16
Reported via desktop in the Structures (eg bridges, fencing, noise barriers) (NH) category anonymously at 01:56, Sat 10 July 2021
Sent to National Highways less than a minute later
There is a bridleway here that crosses the A14. There were new safety barriers installed on the nearside of the eastbound carriageway on approach to J16, however a gap in the barrier wasn’t left where the bridleway meets the road which has essentially blocked the crossing and means you cannot cross the road. The gap in the central reservation barriers is still in place, so it’s just an opening that needs to be created in the nearside barriers to fix this issue.
Thank you for contacting us via Fix My Street regarding a safety barrier blocking a bridleway on the A14.
I appreciate you taking the time to report this.
I have passed your observations onto one of our local inspectors who has visited the site. He has confirmed that the barrier is blocking the bridleway. However, historical photos show that the barrier has been in place since 2016.
Our inspector is in the process of writing a report to the Route Manager and Engineering Manager, so that they can investigate this further.
Thank you again for contacting us, I hope you find my response helpful.