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Obscured view of oncoming traffic

Reported via mobile in the Vegetation (grass/hedges/trees) category anonymously at 10:18, Thursday 19 August 2021

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later

At the bottom of the slip road at the junction off the A56 going onto the A679 northbound the overgrown trees and hedgerow blocks all visibility from approaching traffic approaching from the right. It’s a complete blindspot and I have on numerous occasions nearly been involved in an accident due to speeding cars and not being able to see them approaching. I commute and use this slip road on a daily basis and it’s getting increasingly worse. I spoke to Burnley Council who say they are not responsible. Please can you advise who is responsible before an accident occurs? Thank you!

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  • Thank you for contacting Highways England.

    We have passed your report regarding vegetation obscuring visibility to our local inspector who will review the issue as part of their next safety check. We'll arrange for the cutting back of vegetation here as needed. Highways England is responsible for the slip road and embankments here, however the roundabout itself if maintain by the local authority.

    Kind regards Highways England

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by National Highways at 09:27, Monday 23 August 2021

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