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Excessive grit and stone debris on road surface

Reported via desktop in the Road surface (NH) category anonymously at 16:05, Mon 7 August 2023

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4867345.

There is an excessive build-up of grit, stones and general run-off debris affecting the central reservation near the 'T' junction of Hillside Avenue to Warren Road (A27). The debris affects a safe right-turn vehicular egress from Hillside Avenue The debris affects access to some odd-numbered properties at the bottom of the hill, along Warren Road, from the east-bound approach. Hazard is caused by the grit and stone debris, firstly, if joining the A27 from Hillside Avenue, oncoming vehicles appear from around the bend (to the left, proceeding at +/- 40 m.p.h.), and acceleration away from this area into the line of traffic, can cause wheel-spin. Hazard to safe driving is caused by the grit and stone, secondly, in skidding/sliding from braking on the debris when slowing down from the east-bound line of traffic, to turn across the central reservation, into the odd-numbered properties, and again, when turning into the odd-numbered properties when maneuvering and accelerating into the properties, the grit can cause wheel spin (verses oncoming vehicles @ +/- 40 m.p.h. appearing from restricted view caused by bend in road).

In the light of the above, I would be grateful to National Highways to have the central reservation swept, to remove the build up of years of grit deposits which form this present hazard to safe road-use. The nearby curb-sides and pavements would also benefit from being swept, as the grit and stone debris can be seen to be creeping along the roadside curbs. Thank you.

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  • Thank you for contacting National Highways.

    The local authority is responsible for road sweeping maintenance issues of this nature on this road.

    Please contact them to resolve this issue. Contact details for local authorities can be found by using the search facility at:

    Kind regards,

    National Highways

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by National Highways at 08:33, Thu 10 August 2023

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