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Cycle tracks on Severn Bridge and nearby roads need maintenance

Reported via desktop in the Pavement/footpath issue category anonymously at 15:30, Sunday 24 October 2021

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later

The cycle path and walkway is strewn with small items of debris and clearly hasn't been swept for, probably months. Additionally there are dangerous bumps at deck section joints and the "road" markings have long-since faded. The lack of maintenance extends to the cycle path/cycle lane on the roundabout at the entrance to Aust Services. Significant amounts of debris here and exactly the reason why serious cyclists don't use such cycle lanes, preferring to chance their arm riding in the normal traffic lanes, rather than incur the inevitable bike-lane punctures. John Pinfold, Cheltenham.

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  • Thank you for contacting National Highways concerning the cycle paths.

    We shall look into this issue and aim to provide a response by 05/11/21.

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

    Kind regards

    National Highways

    Posted by National Highways at 14:18, Tuesday 26 October 2021

  • Thank you for contacting National Highways concerning the M48 cycle path and walkway.

    Could you let us have a date when you came across the debris on the cycle path. Our contractor is required to sweep the cycle tracks bi weekly to grade A and in addition report weekly on their condition.

    The track expansion joints are a latent design and the height etc. is directly influenced by the temperature and expansion movement, there is a 15mph speed limit to ensure the safety of customer and workforce.

    The tracks have been identified for re-surfacing and line marking with an initial trial of a new friction surface being carried out this year.

    Maintenance of the cycle tracks at the roundabouts are outside our concession and are the responsibility of the local authority.

    Please contact our Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000 or info@highwaysengland.co.uk quoting reference 22094264.

    Kind regards

    National Highways

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by National Highways at 07:01, Friday 29 October 2021

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