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Fence badly damaged for several hundred metres along southbound Edenfield bypass/A56 Dual Carriageway between Hardsough Lane and Church LaneeH

Reported via desktop in the Structures (eg bridges, fencing, noise barriers) (NH) category anonymously at 12:25, Monday 19 February 2024

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5598817.

Dear National Highways Much of the perimeter highway fencing on the Edenfield Bypass/A56 Dual Carriageway to Stables at Pinfold across from Esk Avenue off Blackburn Road Edenfield is either down following recent storms or already in a serious state of disrepair. We understand this to be the responsibility of National Highways as it borders the bypass. Livestock are kept in stables and fields abutting this stretch of the bypass, and there is now serious concern that either they could escape onto the bypass, or vehicles could leave the bypass and come crashing through endangering them, creating further danger of escaping animals and endangering those using the land to tend their livestock. The crash barrier should also be repaired and strengthened to further reduce this risk. Fencing and barrier work has recently been carried out on the other side of the bypass, and we expected this was part of a programme to also address the issues on our side. This hasn't happened and the problem has got worse following recent storms. We hope this can be attended to as a matter of urgency. Many thanks.

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  • Thank you for making your report of damaged fencing on the A56. We have asked our inspection team to attend this location and assess the issue.

    If any work is needed, they will arrange for this to happen. Should no immediate work be required we will continue to monitor this during our regular inspections.

    Although we always aim to complete repairs as quickly as possible, timescales do vary as we try to minimise disruption to customers by combining activities into single closures and always ensuring the safety of our people.

    National Highways fencing is installed to mark the boundary of our network. It is not provided as stock proof fencing. Please take appropriate measures if you feel there is a risk of animals entering the network.

    Kind regards National Highways

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by National Highways at 11:17, Tuesday 20 February 2024

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