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Japanese Knotweed

Reported via desktop in the Vegetation (grass/hedges/trees) category anonymously at 12:36, Monday 18 October 2021

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later

Patchy, but sizeable infestations of Japanese knotweed on the A55 near Manchester Airport where it meets the M56 at Junction 5. It is all along the slip road to the motorway. I work for local Trust to control invasives in the area and this is undermining the work we are undertaking to control this invasive species, and others, on a landscape scale.

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  • Thank you for contacting National Highways.

    We have passed your report regarding Japanese Knotweed to our environment inspector who will review the issue as part of their next inspections in this area.

    We aim to provide a further update no later than 02/11/2021

    Kind regards National Highways

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by National Highways at 09:42, Thursday 21 October 2021

  • Thank you for your patience while we inspected this Japanese Knotweed you reported. We have attended the location and the weeds are not on National Highways network.

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

    Could we please ask that you contact them to resolve.

    Contact details for local authorities can be found by using the search facility at:

    Thank you,

    National Highways

    Posted by National Highways at 12:08, Friday 29 October 2021

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