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Abandoned road work equipment and litter

Reported via mobile in the Roadworks (NH) category anonymously at 12:46, Tuesday 11 January 2022

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later

The section of A1 between Wansford and A1M (Peterborough) is a disgrace, like much of the road network. Vegetation cut back has uncovered tons of litter everywhere, many of it I imagine has been building up for years with zero litter picking from National Highways or councils.

Abandoned Road work equipment also lines the verges and central reservation (old traffic cones, signs, sand bags etc). Your workers continue to deem this clear example of flytipping and sheer disregard for tax payers money as acceptable. Why is this accepted, and when will the issue stop?

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  • Thank you for contacting National Highways about the litter and redundant equipment along this stretch of the A1. We appreciate your feedback and share your concerns that litter on our roads is unsightly as well as a risk to wildlife and the environment.

    We, National Highways, are not responsible for picking litter on the A1. Under the Environmental Protection Act 1991, the local authority are responsible. In this instance, this falls to Peterborough City Council & Huntingdonshire Council who have both been asked to clear this litter. We will chase them again and escalate if it is not dealt with promptly.

    The redundant equipment will be cleared over the coming weeks.

    Thank you again for contacting us. If you need any further information about this, please feel free to contact our Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000 or, or visit our website

    Kind regards

    National Highways

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted anonymously at 11:16, Friday 14 January 2022

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