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Very unsafe procedure by highway maintenance worker

Reported via mobile in the Roadworks (NH) category anonymously at 22:18, Fri 30 September 2022

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 3860312.

Between Hewish and Westwick there is maintenance. We drove past at 10pm Friday 30th September. The left lane was being closed using cones so we were in the middle lane. As we drove down and reached the end of the cones the man was still placing them. Instead of placing them he was throwing them across almost half of the lane. We swerved violently as from the way he threw the cone we thought it was going to hit our car as we approached. This is incredibly unsafe as it’s dark and a completely in appropriate way to place the road work cones especially with cars travelling at 70mph.

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  • Thank you for your report regarding our team dangerously putting out cones for road works. We're very sorry to hear about this incident and understand your concerns.

    Safety of those who use and work on our network is our highest priority. This has been fed back to the maintenance team to review and consider how they carry out this task for future works.

    If you require any further update on this issue our Customer Contact Centre is available 24 hours a day at:

    • 0300 123 5000


    Kind regards

    National Highways

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by National Highways at 11:09, Tue 11 October 2022

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