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M27 lane markings

Reported via mobile in the Road markings (NH) category anonymously at 08:51, Thu 20 January 2022

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 3253726.

You cannot see the lane markings on the concrete sections of the M27 new smart motorway. In the busy morning rush hour the markings are not clear and cars are finding it difficult to follow the lanes. It’s been present ever since you constructed the concrete motorway. Seriously how do you think white shows up against light sandy yellow colour concrete. Take a look at airports when they have a yellow line on concrete they have black lines on the sides of it so it’s clear for pilots to see. Can you please get the contractor or whoever is responsible to sort out clear lane markings or you will just have 4 lanes of chaos when this so called smart motorway finally opens.

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  • I came on to report the very same problem today March14th - it is IMPOSSIBLE to see the lane marking eastbound at 0845 as the sun reflects off the road, and the bitumen joins between concrete sections look more like road markings than the road markings ! THERE WILL BE A COLLISION. !!!!

    Posted anonymously at 10:46, Mon 14 March 2022

  • I want to report the same issue. White lines are extremely difficult to see. It is unsafe. Used this stretch of motorway at 0815 on 15 March. Issue is with all the different lines on motorway surface, old ones and current white lines.

    Posted anonymously at 22:18, Tue 15 March 2022

  • This is still a massive problem and this will become more so going into spring sunshine and showers. Both of which really affect visibility of the road markings. At one point there is a super elevation and all road markings appear to disappear - because of the curve of the road - even on an overcast day and when the sun is out the old markings/joins catch the sun and the new markings are already faded and cannot be followed (seen). It is terrifying and there will be a terrible crash here if not addressed - with probable fatalities. The worst of this is going east between Eastleigh airport and Hedge End. Surely this could be addressed with an overnight closure before the worst happens? Is anyone at National Highways following these comments? J Hill

    Posted anonymously at 21:13, Wed 30 March 2022

  • PLEASE sort out the road surface on the M27! I drove from Southampton to Hedge End early this morning and in the bright sunlight could not see the road markings at all. I was getting hooted by other road users and as there is now no hard shoulder, I could not pull over to get out of the way. I actually ended up having a full blown panic attack! This seriously needs to be looked at urgently.

    Posted anonymously at 14:49, Sun 3 April 2022

  • Hello, I travelled along this on 25th April on a very sunny morning. So glad to see it is not just me. Problem areas are between junct 5 and 7 and also 8 to 9 over the Hamble river. if i look in rear view mirror, i can see the lines but not when looking forward. Really hard to keep in lane

    Posted anonymously at 12:48, Wed 27 April 2022

  • Travelled this morning and nearly had a collision with a car who veered into my lane. It's so difficult to see the land markings. Very stressful. I have to follow the cats eyes on one side to keep inside the lane. How is this not fixed yet??? So dangerous!

    Posted anonymously at 22:59, Sun 25 September 2022

  • This is so dangerous, the black lines where lanes used to be are more visible and the white lines are not visible at all. If there is a collision then National Highways will be at fault as the road is not safe

    Posted anonymously at 11:28, Thu 27 October 2022

  • Continues to be dangerous!! So difficult to see lines and when it’s dark and raining impossible. Please fix this. I could have nearly killed myself and others as my anxiety kicked in when I could not see and slowed down to a probably dangerous speed. Fix this please? It’s a constant debate at work and nobody feels safe

    Posted anonymously at 22:28, Thu 29 December 2022

  • Was about to email Highways agency about this issue, and stumbled across this list from people experiencing the same. I cannot stress how dangerous this is. You literally are driving blind if the sun is low. If the road is wet it is also impossible to see where the lanes are. Is someone going to have to be injured (or worse) before Highways agency addresses this?

    Posted anonymously at 12:47, Sat 14 January 2023

  • Yet again are waiting for someone to be killed before taken any actions about this, I drove to Portsmouth recently. The old markings are still there and very dangerous. I realised I was following the old markings during when at the peak of sunshine on the way to Portsmouth. It is very dangerous!!! Hopefully the recent news about axing the smart motorway you can action and remove those old markings.

    Posted anonymously at 10:59, Sun 16 April 2023

  • How has this not been solved yet? It seems pointless to report since clearly no one is listening, I hate driving this road on sunny mornings as the white marks totally disappear. Reviewed my dash cam footage and it's hard to tell where the lanes are even on that.

    Posted anonymously at 11:38, Sat 29 April 2023

  • Highways England should have seen this coming…’s not rocket science. They just don’t give a damn.

    Posted anonymously at 17:15, Sun 22 October 2023

  • Came here to say the same. I travel this road alot and am aware but need to focus on the cats eyes to maintain lane discipline, at the same time being aware of other drivers being caught out.

    Posted anonymously at 22:11, Friday 15 March 2024

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