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Potential Giant Hogweed next to hard shoulder

Reported via desktop in the Vegetation (grass/hedges/trees) (NH) category anonymously at 23:29, Mon 26 June 2023

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4719815.

M54 West between junctions 4 and 5. Just before and just after the sign indicating 2/3 mile to J5 there is what looks like Giant Hogweed adjacent to the hard shoulder. While fairly safe by position, it is accessible. Difficult to know for sure as I'm not prepared to stop or slow down sufficiently on a motorway to take a closer look. There is also a suspicious looking plant high up on the embankment of the opposite carriageway, about 100 metres east of the location described above.

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  • Our inspector has been to the location and arranged to have this cut back and treated.

    Posted anonymously at 13:55, Wed 28 June 2023

  • There look to be several giant hogweed plants in this location in various stages of growth (westbound carriageway between 27.0 and 27.3 marker posts.

    Posted anonymously at 11:14, Sat 1 July 2023

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