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Defective cats eyes M5 northbound

Reported via mobile in the Road markings (NH) category anonymously at 19:17, Mon 31 October 2022

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 3927864.

I travel northbound on the M5 from junction 30 to 26 and the white cats eyes separating the lanes are barely visible for much of my journey, particularly during the rain. The red eyes marking the hard shoulder are also missing at several stretches. This is a hazard to drivers and makes driving extremely unpleasant.

Sorry I can’t be more specific about locations, I drive alone and obviously can’t be noting down mile markers. However the cats eyes definitely deteriorate the further from Exeter you get and are particularly bad around between Cullimpton and junction 26.


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  • Thank you for contacting National Highways concerning cats eyes.

    We shall look into this issue and aim to provide a response by 14/11/22.

    Can we please ask that you check back on this date for an update.

    Kind regards

    National Highways

    Posted by National Highways at 07:02, Wed 2 November 2022

  • Thank you for contacting National Highways concerning cats eyes.

    Inspections of this and many other areas have been carried out and any area identified that requires renewing is being added into future schemes to reduce the amount of disruption to road users.

    If you require any further information please contact our Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000 or

    Kind regards

    National Highways

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by National Highways at 07:16, Fri 4 November 2022

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