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The road markings to get traffic into the correct lanes is non existent

Reported via desktop in the Road markings (NH) category anonymously at 09:18, Tue 23 August 2022

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 3774166.

There are no road markings and is causing confusion to traffic approaching the island. Drivers are in the wrong lanes and cutting across each other. This is on the exit from A452 onto Stonebridge Island (A45 junction) heading away from Balsall Common but the markings are poor all around this island and it's junctions.

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  • I’m sorry for the issues you’re experiencing with the road markings in this area, and I appreciate your concern regarding this. I’ve passed this to our inspector who has visited this location to assess what action is required. This is currently not a safety critical issue, so immediate action is not required.

    Addressing issues that aren’t a safety concern, take us longer to deliver for a number of reasons:

    The work needs to be developed, with careful consideration of how it may affect the operation of the network and impact all of our customers including drivers, cyclists, pedestrians, equestrians, neighbours and stakeholders.

    The work then needs to be programmed. We take great care to ensure we don’t have roadworks close together in order to minimise the impact on our customers. This may mean we’re unable to attend to the issue as quickly as we’d like, especially if we have a major scheme nearby. This is the case here as we have had multiple major projects and now HS2 working in the area.

    Lots of our work is dependent on issues outside of our control:

    Weather. For example, we can’t re-paint white lines if it’s raining because the paint can be washed away before it binds to the surface.

    Incidents and emergency work. We made need to re-deploy our resources at short notice to help manage incidents on the network, or to complete higher priority work such as safety barrier repairs following a collision.

    For any of these reasons, we’d have to cancel and re-programme the work.

    Kind regards

    National Highways

    Posted by National Highways at 13:01, Wed 24 August 2022

  • This is how the approach used to look in happier times when everybody could see left lane is a filter for A45 Birmingham, middle lane straight on for Coleshill and M6 and right lane for Coleshill M6 and A45 Coventry. JS.

    Posted anonymously at 20:36, Thu 25 August 2022

  • Ditto what original poster said. It’s an accident waiting to happen.

    Would it be an easier option to put up a roadsign instead of having to wait for the right conditions to paint!

    Posted anonymously at 15:03, Sun 8 January 2023

  • Apologies meant to be a “?”

    Posted anonymously at 15:05, Sun 8 January 2023

  • Totally agree with previous. I am a HGV driver and use this island numerous times a day. THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE. Anyone using it can clearly witness near misses due to no lane markings and lane one not in use ? Due to debris, spoil and aggregate covering 80 percent of the lane at this point. JS.

    Posted anonymously at 20:14, Sun 8 January 2023

  • (SORRY NOT PAINTED LINES ISSUE BUT COULD NOT START / WORK OUT HOW TO RAISE A NEW AND DIFFERENT ISSUE) There is a a plethora of potholes on this roundabout. The main ones being on the inside / RHS of A452 exit on to A45 Birmingham bound slip road and increasingly the next / middle lane. Also on opposite side of carriageway as you leave roundabout in all lanes and particularly those 2 that exit southbound towards Balsall Common. These are denigrating almost every day and are an accident waiting to happen as people try to avoid damage to vehicles. HS2 heavy vehicles hinder it still more.

    Posted anonymously at 09:50, Wed 18 January 2023

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