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Road workers at risk

Reported via desktop in the Roadworks (NH) category anonymously at 10:57, Wed 1 February 2023

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4192168.

At MP 245 north-bound, an operative was standing on the edge of the hard-shoulder adjacent to Lane 1 cleaning cones on the carriageway edge-marking. He was facing away from on-coming traffic. The cones provided a taper ahead of VarioGuard protection to an existing bridge parapet. The cones needed cleaning, but with some spare cones the operation could have been safely done from within the VarioGuard protection, placing cones on position after cleaning.

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  • Thank you for your report concerning the operative on the M5.

    We have passed your report on to the relevant department who will investigate your concerns.

    In the future could you please report issues such as this to our Customer Contact Centre as this reporting tool is designed for defects such as a broken sign or barrier, litter, overgrown vegetation or potholes.

    Our Customer Contact Centre, available 24 hours a day at:

    • 0300 123 5000


    Kind regards

    National Highways

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by National Highways at 13:05, Thu 2 February 2023

This report is now closed to updates from the public. You can make a new report in the same location.