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Miles of litter

Reported via mobile in the Litter (NH) category anonymously at 16:33, Mon 6 February 2023

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4208927.

There is a lot of litter along the M32 northbound.

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  • We share your concern that litter on our roads is unsightly as well as a risk to wildlife and the environment. It’s a huge challenge to keep roads free of litter and debris and can take hours to clear each stretch of road. If people didn’t drop litter in the first place it wouldn’t need to be picked up.

    In some areas there is no safe space for our colleagues to work. In these circumstances it is necessary to close lanes or slip roads to ensure we can work in safety. These closures are co-ordinated with other maintenance work to minimise disruption for our customers, which can occasionally cause delays in clearing litter from some locations.

    On occasions litter will accumulate shortly after we have removed it. We trust you will appreciate the balance between the appearance of this litter against the safety of our workforce, the associated costs and the potential inconvenience caused by removing it.

    Posted anonymously at 14:17, Tue 7 March 2023

  • Received a rude email from the highways guy. At least things have improved.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 23:18, Wed 12 April 2023

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