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Reported via desktop in the Pavement/footpath issue (NH) category anonymously at 22:41, Friday 23 February 2024

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5622979.

The path is unusable by Cyclists and hazardous because of Mud and Debris. This is being caused by the Quarry works on the opposite side of the A12/Colemans Bridge/Colemans Farm. The operator is doing some work to clear Little Braxted lane however the movement of tipper truck from the site are creating a hazard elsewhere. The northbound sliproad joining the A12 is covered in mud and gravel substances which are being flung onto the pavement. I commute by bicycle on a daily basis and can no longer use the A12 Cycle path or Little braxted lane due to the punctures i am sustaining or risk of slipping when its wet. As a car driver i have also noticed decreased grip to the road in an area where cars are accelerating up to the National speed limit to join the dual carriageway. There is a risk car bodywork is damaged by stones flug up by a vehicles tires, potentially windscreens too. There is a trail of mud from the quarry site over the bridge to the marked location and it is quite clear that is the origin of the material. Whilst i accept the weather has been bad its clear vehicles are leaving the site with excessive material attached and it merits investigation.

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  • Thank you for making your report. Our inspection team have been asked to attend this location and investigate this issue.

    If any work is needed, they will arrange for this to happen.

    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.

    Kind regards National Highways

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by National Highways at 17:44, Saturday 24 February 2024

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