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Redundant equipment

Reported via mobile in the Sign issue (NH) category anonymously at 11:02, Sat 21 May 2022

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 3540952.

I cannot believe the amount of road traffic equipment that is left behind following completion of works. As a long distance delivery driver I travel the length of the country and see this throughout your road network. You really need to train your workers to clean up after themselves. They've put the equipment there, and should collect it once works have finished. I've reported this issue previously, and your responses aren't great, you clearly don't deem this to be a problem as it doesn't pose a 'safety' risk. I'm sure you're missing the point here, this equipment is paid for by tax payers, and do see it dumped everywhere is a massive kick in the teeth for those that have paid for it. Also, what message do you think this sets to road users? It promotes littering and flytipping and blights the verges that are already heavily littered. I would consider this behaviour flytipping, which is an environmental crime and should be met with large fines. I really want to know what your are doing to prevent this from happening? The issue appears to be getting worse. If your workers are allowed to get away with it, they'll continue to do it! I'd like a response from a person please, and not just an automated one telling me you carry out bi-monthly inspections and collect any disused equipment. We all know this isn't true, as much of this equipment is left to rot and never collected.

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  • 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 info@highwaysengland.co.uk if you’d like us to respond.

    Posted by National Highways at 11:26, Mon 23 May 2022

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