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Potentially lethal raised kerbs inches from running lanes

Reported via desktop in the Road surface (NH) category anonymously at 12:54, Wed 27 October 2021

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 3087639.

It's a while since my wife and I used the M6 through the roadworks near Stafford, but since our last trip, the metal central crash barriers have been replaced with a continous concrete one, as part of the conversion to "Smart" motorway, but we were horrified to see that, without warning or markings, there are dozens of random short sections of raised kerb sticking out from the crash barrier towards the running lanes, stopping just a precious few inches away from the wheels of vehicles which, when the works are finished, will be travelling at 70mph+, both day and night, and we are both extremely concerned that at some stage, a car will hit one of these raised kerbs at high speed, causing it to flip over onto its left side, and create a pile up which could result in a huge loss of life.

I have tried, unsuccessfully, to attach stills from my dashcam so you can see the problem. I've no idea what they are there for, but I really do think that they need removing as a matter of urgency!

Keith Williams, 20 Tenby Drive, Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire, SK8 7BR. Tel: 0161 221 1422.

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  • Thank you for your report concerning dangerous kerbs.

    Please could you report issues such as this to our Customer Contact Centre as this reporting tool is designed for defects such as a broken sign or barrier, litter, overgrown vegetation or potholes.

    Our Customer Contact Centre, available 24 hours a day at:

    • 0300 123 5000


    Kind regards

    National Highways

    Posted by National Highways at 10:56, Thu 11 November 2021

  • Thank you for contacting National Highways through our ‘report a problem on our network’ website. This facility is specifically for reporting defects such as a broken sign or barrier, litter, overgrown vegetation or potholes. Unfortunately, we’re unable to reply through the website for the type of report you’ve made on this occasion, and kindly ask you to contact our Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000 or at if you’d like us to respond.

    Kind regards National Highways

    Posted by National Highways at 11:39, Thu 11 November 2021

  • Hi National Highways. Instead of instructing people to contact a different department, perhaps you could just do everyone a favour and do it yourself?

    Posted anonymously at 16:31, Tue 16 November 2021

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