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Extremely dangerous provision for U-turn on A31 near Minstead

Reported via desktop in the Road markings (NH) category anonymously at 09:47, Tue 6 June 2023

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4636898.

I have discovered that this issue has already been reported to you. So I would just like to support the concern expressed about the provision for U-turns on the A31 when approached from Minstead with a view to travelling in a NE direction. We realise that it is several miles further to reach the roundabout at Ringwood, but this would have been preferable, if we had known the risks involved in the U-turn. We do strongly suggest that urgent action is taken, probably to close the U-turn cap and direct traffic from Minstead in an easterly direction to join the A337 from Lyndhurst. SatNavs will then presumably learn the new route.

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  • Thank you for your report concerning the road layout.

    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 09:25, Wed 7 June 2023

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