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M27 between junction 5-7

Reported via mobile in the Road markings (NH) category anonymously at 16:39, Fri 28 October 2022

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 3921757.

When joining the motorway at junction 5 towards junction 7 the markings on the road are hard to see in low sun. The white lines are barely visible where as the darker lines make it confusing to know which lane you should be in. My car also has assistance on the steering wheel and it confuses the car and tries to pull it in to the into incorrect marking. This is dangerous! I will be reporting it to the MP too as next spring is too long to wait! Especially as the there is more low sun this time of year

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  • I have travelled on the M27 Jct 5-7 today and as the report above is very accurate and it's not a new problem. This problem has existed since the works carried out creating the smart motorway. With the low sun on a moist/wet surface it is near to impossible to define the lanes; as said, the white lines are nearly invisible and the darker lines used to cover previous temporary lines are far more visible and vehichles are straying into other lanes and/or staddle lanes because they're following the darker lines that can be seen. How there has not been a collision/serious incident beggars belief. I wonder, if there is an incident how do the drivers stand as far as their insurance claim would be concerned!? I can see that I am not the only driver to report this, again I wonder how many complaints/reports you need to receive before this is rectified, hopefully BEFORE there is an incident possibly even fatal. PLEASE treat this as a priority.

    Posted anonymously at 09:54, Wed 14 December 2022

  • 18th Jan 2023 - wanted to report this issue as I have had yet another near miss in this location due to vehicles following tarred joins and not marked lanes, consequently drifting into adjacent running lanes. Particular problem in AM with low sun / damp or wet surface. This is extremely dangerous, and an accident here would appear to be practically inevitable due to this issue. Is there any way the tarred lines can be 'mattified' (or reflectivity otherwise reduced)?

    Posted anonymously at 18:06, Wed 18 January 2023

  • This is still a terrible problem and I know the road well and still got confused at one point. before Hedge End junction when you go into left hand lane, you can not tell what lane you are in. It's beyond dangerous.

    Posted anonymously at 15:41, Wednesday 14 February 2024

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